meaning’ like this one, and still you are not completely satisfied! However, to return to our subject.
According to an authentic narration, ‘Abbas was captured by the Companions in the Battle of Badr. When he was asked for ransom, he said he did not have money. God’s Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) said to him: “You and your wife Umm Fadl hid that much money [he gave the exact amount] in such-and-such a place.”1 ‘Abbas confirmed this, saying: “This was a secret known by only the two of us,” and became a Muslim.
Also according to an authentic narration, a dangerous Jewish sorcerer named Labid once concocted a strong and effective spell to harass God’s Messenger (UWBP). He wrapped hair and thread around a comb, bewitched it, and threw it into a well. The Noble Messenger (UWBP) told his Companions including ‘Ali to go and bring the spell in the well, which they did, finding it exactly as described. As they unwrapped the hair, the Messenger’s (UWBP) discomfort lessened.2
Again, according to an authentic narration, the Noble Messenger (UWBP) once gave the news of the awesome fate of an apostate to a group that included such important persons as Abu Hurayra and Hudhayfa, saying: “One of you will enter the Fire with a tooth bigger than Mount Uhud.”3 Abu Hurayra related: “I was afraid, as later only two remained from that group, one of which was me. Finally, the other man was killed in the Battle of Yamama as one of the followers of Musaylima.”4 The truth of the Prophet’s (UWBP) prediction was thus confirmed.
It is related through an authentic chain of reports that ‘Umayr and Safwan, before they became Muslims, once decided to kill the Most Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) for a handsome reward that had been offered them. When ‘Umayr arrived in Medina with this intention, the Messenger (UWBP) summoned him, and, putting his hand on ‘Umayr’s chest, told him about what he had planned with Safwan. ‘Umayr affirmed it and became a Muslim.5
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 343; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 699; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 206, 207; al-Haythami, Majma’al-Zawa’id, vi, 85.
Bukhari, Tibb, 47, 49, 50; Adab, 56; Da’wat, 57; Bad’ al-Khalq, 11; Muslim, Salam, 43; Ibn Maja, Tibb, 45; Musnad, vi, 57, 63, 96; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 706; Tabrizi, Mishkat al-Masabih (Tahqiq: al-Albani), iii, 174, no: 5893.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, iv, 342; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 203; al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, viii, 289-290; Tabrizi, Mishkat al-Masabih, iii, 103.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 342; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 298.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 342, 343; original: al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, viii, 286-7; viii, 284-6; Ibn Kathir, al-Bidaya wa’l-Nihaya, iii, 313.