What is the explanation of the following Hadith?
Wa hal taraka lana Aqil min ribain wa duwarin.
Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was explaining that after leaving Makkah [for the Hijrah] Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s (radiyallahu’anhu) brother, ‘Aqil ib Abi Talib -who was not a muslim then- had taken over their properties and sold them off. Therefore Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) had no property left in Makkah to reside in when he returned.
The other versions in Sahih Muslim [as well as Sahih Bukhari] also clarify this.
This was the bad habit of the non believers in Makkah; they would take over the properties of the Muslims who migrated to Madinah Munawwarah and do as they wished with those properties.
(Sharhun Nawawi, Hadith: 3281-3283 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1588)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar