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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Seven

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The People of the Elephants

The story of the people of the elephants is a very famous story. Allah Ta‘ala speaks of this story in the Quraan Majeed in Surah Feel. This story happened about two months before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, in the time when ‘Abdul Muttalib was the leader of the Quraish.

The story starts with a man named Abrahah. He was a Christian man who was the ruler in the land of Yemen. He saw that every year, all the Arabs from different places would travel and go to the house of Allah Ta‘ala, the Ka’bah, to perform hajj. When Abrahah saw this, he built a big, fancy church in Yemen and decorated it to make it look very beautiful. He wanted this church to be the new Ka’bah, and wanted all the Arabs to come to it to make hajj.

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Six

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‘Abdullah

The father of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was named ‘Abdullah. The name ‘Abdullah is a very special name, because it is one of the names which Allah Ta‘ala loves the most.

After ‘Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), slaughtered the hundred camels for his son ‘Abdullah, he got him married to Aaminah, the daughter of Wahab.

Shortly after marrying Aaminah, ‘Abdullah left Makkah Mukarramah with a caravan traveling to Syria for business. However, while returning from Syria he became sick. Because he was sick and could not travel, he stayed away in Madeenah Munwwarah by his mother’s family.

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Five

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The first people to live in the land of Makkah Mukarramah were Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), his mother, Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihas salaam), and the Jurhum tribe from Yemen.

Many, many years later, after Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam) passed away, the people of the Jurhum tribe became evil and bad. They started to rule Makkah Mukarramah and were bad to the other people. Finally, because the Jurhum tribe were so bad, all the other tribes got together and chased them out of Makkah Mukarramah. However, before they ran away from Makkah Mukarramah, they covered the well of Zamzam with sand and hid it so that nobody could find it and enjoy the water.

For years and years, the well of Zamzam was hidden, until the time of ‘Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). At that time, Allah Ta‘ala wanted the people to find the well of Zamzam, so he showed ‘Abdul Muttalib a dream. In the dream, ‘Abdul Muttalib was shown a certain place and was told to dig in that place to uncover the well of Zamzam.

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Four

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‘Abdul Muttalib

The grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was known as ‘Abdul Muttalib, and his name was Shaibatul Hamd.

‘Abdul Muttalib’s father was Haashim. After his father passed away, ‘Abdul Muttalib lived with his mother, Salmaa, in Madeenah Munawwarah Munawwarah. As he grew older, his uncle, whose name was Muttalib, came from Makkah Mukarramah to fetch him.

After fetching him, when they were sitting together on the camel and coming into Makkah Mukarramah, ‘Abdul Muttalib’s clothes were dirty and dusty. Because his clothes were dirty and dusty, Muttalib felt shy to tell the people that this was his nephew, so he told them that he was his slave. This is why people began to call him ‘Abdul Muttalib which means “the slave of Muttalib”. After they entered Makkah Mukarramah, he made him wear nice, clean clothes, and then he told everyone that this was his nephew.

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The Forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) - Part Three

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Haashim

The great grandfather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was named ‘Amr, but he was known as Haashim.

There was once a very bad drought in Makkah Mukarramah. This meant that there was very little rain for a long time, so no food could grow. The people were very hungry, and because they were starving, they became very thin and weak. When Haashim would see all the hungry people, he would feed them by crushing pieces of bread into a gravy and giving it to them to eat. In Arabic, the word ‘Haashim’ means ‘a person who crushes’, and that is why he was called Haashim.

Haashim was very, very generous. He was always ready to feed people, and he would help poor people who were travelling by giving them camels to use in their journey. When people would come to Makkah Mukarramah for hajj, Haashim would feed them with meat, bread and dates and would also give them Zamzam water to drink. When the haajis would go to Mina, Muzdalifah and ‘Arafaat, he would give them food and water in those places as well.

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