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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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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 07:33

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

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 07:30

Ma‘add

Among the forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was a man named Ma‘add. He was a very strong warrior and would always win the battles that he fought.

Ma‘add was a young boy, just twelve years old, when the king Bukhtunasar was ruling. Bukhtunasar was going to attack the Arabs, so Allah Ta‘ala instructed the Nabi of the time, Nabi Armiyaa (‘alaihis salaam), to place Ma‘add on the buraaq and take him away to safety. A buraaq is a special animal, similar to a horse, that Allah Ta‘ala would allow the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) to ride. The buraaq gallops so fast that every step it takes is as far as a person can see!

Nabi Armiyaa (‘alaihis salaam) placed Ma‘add on the buraaq and took him to Syria. The reason for Allah Ta‘ala instructing Nabi Armiyaa (‘alaihis salaam) to keep Ma‘add safe is that he was the forefather of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He needed to stay safe so that many years later, from his children, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) could be born.

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

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 07:26

Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam)

Our beloved Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came from the best of families. His father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and all the fathers before them, which we call forefathers, were all good people. When other people would do naughty and evil things, then the forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would not do naughty things with them.

Because Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came from the best family and had the best forefathers, we will talk about some of his forefathers and look at their good qualities.

The first person that we will look at is Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), the son of Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam), because he is one of the far forefathers of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

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