F o u r t h E x a m p l e : Reported through an authentic line of narrators from ‘Abbas: “God’s Messenger (UWBP) covered ‘Abbas and his four sons (‘Abdullah, ‘Ubaydullah, Fadl, and Qusam) with a piece of cloth called mula’at, praying: ‘O my Sustainer! This is my uncle; protect through me these his sons and veil them from the Fire, as I veil them with this cloth!’1 The roof, door, and the walls of the house joined in the prayer at once, saying, Amen! Amen!”2
F i f t h E x a m p l e : Accurate books, notably Bukhari, Ibn Hibban, Abu Da’ud, and Tirmidhi, unanimously report from Anas,3 Abu Hurayra,4 ‘Uthman Dhi’n-Nurayn,5 and Sa‘d b. Zayd,6 from among the ten promised Paradise: “God’s Noble Messenger (UWBP) climbed Mount Uhud together with Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, ‘Umar al-Faruq, and ‘Uthman Dhi’n-Nurayn. Either due to their awesomeness, or out of its own joy and happiness, the mountain began to tremble and stir. God’s Messenger said: ‘Steady! For upon you are a prophet, a veracious one (siddiq), and two martyrs!’
This tradition is giving news from the Unseen that ‘Umar and ‘Uthman were going to be martyred. As a supplement to this tradition, it is narrated that when God’s Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) migrated from Mecca pursued by the unbelievers, they climbed the mountain called Thubir. The mountain said: “Leave me, O Messenger of God! I am afraid that God will punish me if they strike you on me.” Then Mount Hira called to him: “Come to me, O Messenger of God!”7 For this reason, men of intuition feel fear on Mount Thubir and a sense of safety on Mount Hira.
As can be understood from this example, these vast mountains are each an individual servant of God; each glorifies and praises Him; each is charged with duties. They recognized and loved God’s Messenger (UWBP); they are not without purpose or owner.
S i x t h E x a m p l e : Reported through an authentic line of transmission from ‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar: “While delivering the sermon from the pulpit, God’s Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace) recited the verse: “No just estimate have they made of God, such as is due to Him: on
Bayhaqi, Dala’il al-Nubuwwa, vi, 71.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa, i, 608; ‘Ali al-Qari, Sharh al-Shifa’, i, 628; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, ii, 309; al-Haythami, Majma’ al-Zawa’id, ix, 269-70.
See, Bukhari, Fada’il al-Ashab, 5, 6, 7; Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 19, no: 3697; Abu Da’ud, Sunna, 9 (Bab: Fi’l-Khulafa).
Muslim, Fada’il al-Sahaba, 6, no: 2417; Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 19.
Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 19.
Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 19; al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, iii, 450.
Qadi Iyad, al-Shifa’, i, 308; al-Khafaji, Sharh al-Shifa’, iii, 75.