Reward for Getting Wounded in Allah’s Cause (Ahadith 2451 – 2452)
Ahadith 2447 – 2450 (below) are repeats. See linked text for related posts.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya’ (army-unit) setting out in Allah’s Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 55 :
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) delivered a sermon and said, “Zaid took the flag and was martyred, and then Ja’far took the flag and was martyred, and then ‘Abdullah bin Rawaha took the flag and was martyred too, and then Khalid bin Al-Walid took the flag though he was not appointed as a commander and Allah made him victorious.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) further added, “It would not please us to have them with us.” Aiyub, a sub-narrator, added, “Or the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), shedding tears, said, ‘It would not please them to be with us.“
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 56 :
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu)
Um Haram (radiallaahu `anhaa) said, “Once the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) slept in my house near to me and got up smiling. I said, ‘What makes you smile?’ He replied, ‘Some of my followers who (i.e. in a dream) were presented to me sailing on this green sea like kings on thrones.’ I said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me one of them.” So the Prophet invoked Allah for her and went to sleep again. He did the same (i.e. got up and told his dream) and Um Haram (radiallaahu `anhaa) repeated her question and he gave the same reply. She said, “Invoke Allah to make me one of them.” He said, “You are among the first batch.” Later on it happened that she went out in the company of her husband ‘Ubada bin As-Samit (radiallaahu `anhu) who went for Jihad and it was the first time the Muslims undertook a naval expedition led by Mu’awiya. When the expedition came to an end and they were returning to Sham, a riding animal was presented to her to ride, but the animal let her fall and thus she died.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 57 :
Narrated by Anas (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) sent seventy men from the tribe of Bani Salim to the tribe of Bani Amir. When they reached there, my maternal uncle said to them, “I will go ahead of you, and if they allow me to convey the message of Allah’s Apostle (it will be all right); otherwise you will remain close to me.” So he went ahead of them and the pagans granted him security but while he was reporting the message of the Prophet , they beckoned to one of their men who stabbed him to death. My maternal uncle said, “Allah is Greater! By the Lord of the Kaba, I am successful.” After that they attacked the rest of the party and killed them all except a lame man who went up to the top of the mountain. (Hammam, a sub-narrator said, “I think another man was saved along with him).” Gabriel informed the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) that they (i.e the martyrs) met their Lord, and He was pleased with them and made them pleased. We used to recite, “Inform our people that we have met our Lord, He is pleased with us and He has made us pleased ” Later on this Quranic Verse was cancelled. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) invoked Allah for forty days to curse the murderers from the tribe of Ral, Dhakwan, Bani Lihyan and Bam Usaiya who disobeyed Allah and his Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 58 :
Narrated by Jundab bin Sufyan (radiallaahu `anhu)
In one of the holy battles a finger of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) (got wounded and) bled. He said, “You are just a finger that bled, and what you got is in Allah’s Cause.”
These lines are beautiful in Arabic:
هَلْ أَنْتِ إِلاَّ إِصْبَعٌ دَمِيتِ، وَفِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ مَا لَقِيتِ
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 59 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is! Whoever is wounded in Allah’s Cause, and Allah knows well who gets wounded in His Cause, will come on the Day of Resurrection with his wound having the color of blood but the scent of musk.”
So I was thinking if I get a paper cut while studying (because gaining knowledge of the Deen is like Jihad), I should get the same reward? One can hope! :D
Anyway, this is the reason, a martyr is not supposed to washed (given the ritual bath) or shrouded before burial, so the traces of their martyrdom are still left on them.
Hajj – Two Stages of Exiting Ihraam (Hadith No. 1509)
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 809:
Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Qasim:
I heard my father who was the best man of his age, saying, “I heard ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) saying, ‘I perfumed Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) with my own hands before finishing his Ihram while yet he has not performed Tawaf-al-Ifada.’ She spread her hands (while saying so.)”
It is not permissible for the pilgrim in ihraam, man or woman, to put on perfume after entering ihraam, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “And do not wear any garment that has been touched by saffron or safflower.” And ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: I put perfume on the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) for his ihraam before he entered ihraam, and when he exited ihraam before he circumambulated the Ka’bah. Agreed upon. And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said concerning a man who died when in ihraam: “Do not put any perfume on him.” Saheeh – agreed upon.
Firstly: the actions of the Day of Sacrifice are three for the pilgrim who is doing Ifraad. They are: stoning Jamrat al-‘Aqabah, shaving the head or cutting the hair, and tawaaf al-ifaadah, plus saa’i if he did not do it after the tawaaf of arrival. For those who are doing Tamattu’ or Qiraan, they must also slaughter the sacrifice. The one who is doing tamattu’ must also do saa’i after tawaaf al-ifaadah.
Secondly: these actions should be done in the following order: stoning the Jamrah, then offering the sacrifice, then shaving the head or cutting the hair, then tawaaf and saa’i. This is best, following the example of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), because he stoned the Jamrah, then offered the sacrifice, then shaved his head, then ‘Aa’ishah put perfume on him, then he went to the Ka’bah (to do tawaaf al-ifaadah). He was asked about the order in which these actions were to be done, by those who had done some of them ahead of others, and he said: “It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter.”
Thirdly: Whoever does two of them apart from offering the sacrifice has thus completed the first stage of exiting ihraam, hence it becomes permissible for him to do all the things that were forbidden to him whilst in ihraam, apart from intercourse. When he has done all three, then everything that was forbidden to him become permissible, including intercourse. There are many ahaadeeth concerning this which point to this meaning.
Hajj – Ihraam [Apparant] (Ahadith 1311 – 1315)
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 611:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) used to oil his hair. I told that to Ibrahim who said, “What do you think about this statement: Narrated Aswad from ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa): As if I were now observing the glitter of the scent in the parting of the hair of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) while he was Muhrim?”
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 612:
Narrated ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa):
(the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)) I used to scent Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) when he wanted to assume Ihram and also on finishing Ihram before the Tawaf round the Ka’ba (Tawaf-al-ifada).
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 613:
Narrated Salim from his father:
I heard that Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) assumed Ihram with his hair matted together.
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 614:
Narrated Salim bin ‘Abdullah :
I heard my father saying, “Never did Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) assume Ihram except at the Mosque, that is, at the Mosque of Dhul-Hulaifa.
Volume 2, Book 26, Number 615:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):
A man asked, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! What kind of clothes should a Muhrim wear?” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “He should not wear a shirt, a turban, trousers, a headcloak or leather socks except if he can find no slippers, he then may wear leather socks after cutting off what might cover the ankles. And he should not wear clothes which are scented with saffron or Wars (kinds of Perfumes) . “
- Putting on perfume before Ihraam is a Sunnah (for men).
- It’s better to assume Ihraam at the miqaat. One may do it before as well.
- Clothes of a muhrim must not include shirts/turbans/trousers/head-cloak.
- Leather socks (below ankles) may be worn.
Ihraam And Scent (Hadith No. 267)
Hadith no. 260 is a repeat. Read it here. Hadith no. 261-264 are repeated. Read here. Hadith no. 265-266 are also repeated. Read here.
Volume 1, Book 5, Number 267:
Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Muntathir:
on the authority of his father that he had asked ‘Aisha (about the Hadith of Ibn ‘Umar). She said, “May Allah be Merciful to Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman. I used to put scent on Allah’s Apostle and he used to go round his wives, and in the morning he assumed the Ihram, and the fragrance of scent was still coming out from his body.”
Scent can be used before putting on the Ihraam. What’s forbidden is to put scent on the clothes of Ihraam or wear the scent when in the state of Ihraam.
Wives may put scent on their husbands. :)
Hilab/Scent (Hadith No. 258)
Volume 1, Book 5, Number 258:
Whenever the Prophet took the bath of Janaba (sexual relation or wet dream) he asked for the Hilab or some other scent. He used to take it in his hand, rub it first over the right side of his head and then over the left and then rub the middle of his head with both hands.
So we have another Sunnah. Use scented shampoos/leave-on conditioners. Or, use a scent after taking shower. Just smell good, okay? :)