Sirah and History

The verse that was revealed during the Farewell Hajj


Was the following verse revealed during the Farewell Hajj of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.”

(Surah Maidah, Verse: 3)

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The sky turning red after the demise of Sayyiduna Husayn


Please provide me with the authenticity of the following narration:

عن أم حكيم قالت: قُتِلَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَأَنَا یَوْمَئِذٍ جُوَیْرِیة، فَمَکَثَتِ السَّمَاءُ أَیَّامًا مِثْلَ الْعَلَقة

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sharing a camel on the day of Badr


I remember hearing somewhere that before the battle of Badr, three people used to share one camel, turn by turn. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was with Ali and another young Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), and the two of them said to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that they are young and can walk and that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wsallam) can ride the camel throughout the journey without sharing. The Messenger of Allah(saw) replied, “As for you being younger that’s true, but we all have the same strength. And as for sharing, don’t I want to earn good deeds like you all do?”

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The date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe being cut down and burnt


Would you kindly please provide a detailed commentary of the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari?

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) had the date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe burnt, and cut down at a place called Al-Buwayrah. Hassan ibn Thabit (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said in a poetic verse: “The chiefs of Bani Lu-ay found it easy to watch fire spreading at Al-Buwayrah.”

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا جُوَيْرِيَةُ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ حَرَّقَ نَخْلَ بَنِي النَّضِيرِ وَقَطَعَ، وَهْىَ الْبُوَيْرَةُ، وَلَهَا يَقُولُ حَسَّانُ وَهَانَ عَلَى سَرَاةِ بَنِي لُؤَىٍّ حَرِيقٌ بِالْبُوَيْرَةِ مُسْتَطِيرٌ‏.

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) neighbours causing him harm


عن عائشة قالت: قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم): كنت بين شر جارين. بين أبي لهب وعقبة بن أبي معيط إن كانا ليأتيان بالفروث فيطرحانها على بابي حتى إنهم ليأتون ببعض ما يطرحون من الأذى فيطرحونه على بابي. فيخرج به رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم فيقول: يا بني عبد مناف أي جوار هذا! ثم يلقيه بالطريق

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) exemplary conduct


What is the reference for this Hadith?

Abu Abdillah Al Jadali reports, I asked Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) about the character of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said, “The Prophet was not indecent, he was not obscene, he would not shout in the markets, and he would not respond to an evil deed with an evil deed, but rather he would pardon and overlook.”

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The person who supported Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in his final illness


In Sahih Bukhari there are Hadiths narrated by Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) regarding the final illness of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

In those Hadiths when she mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would go to the masjid supported by two men one of them she mentions as Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) while the other person (who was Ali radiyallahu ‘anhu) she does not mention his name. She just says “another person”.

What was the reason for this?

Was it that she just did not know who the other person was?

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