E-Mail عربي Français Guest Book Search Week's Spotlight Mailing List
The Role of Time in Knowledge Acquisition Supreme Leader's Meeting with Outstanding Youth
 

News Categories » Occasions » Abu Talib

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Tell a friend Print Page
Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) – Mohsin-e-Islam

Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was the uncle of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) who took the responsibility of bringing up and nurturing the holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household). Right from the beginning, he protected the Prophet with all his energy. He was also the father of Imam Ali (a.s.).

In Sura waz-Zuha, Allah (swt) says: (Alam yajidka yateeman fa aawa) (Did he not find you orphan and give you shelter?) (93,6). In major tafaseer of both Shia and Sunni ulemas, it is stated that this ayat refers to the protection and shelter provided by Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) when the Prophet became an orphan. Thus, this act of Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was called by Allah (swt) His (swt) own act.

After the famous incident when Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) refused the offers of money, marriage and status from the Mushrikeen-e-Makkah, Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) gave his full support to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) and provided him protection in that delicate era of Islam.

During the most troublesome days of Shaib Abi Talib, Hadart Abu Talib (a.s.) led the Quraish into isolation upon social boycott by the Mushrakeen-e-Makkah. During those three years, he used to place his sons in sleeping place of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) during the night so that if there was an attack then his sons would be killed but the Prophet of Islam would be saved.

Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) – Momin-e-Quraish

Some people object that Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) never accepted Islam and never recited Kalma. Their comments are amazing ,since they themselves never recited Kalma to become Muslims. Those born in Muslim families do not need to recite Kalma to become Muslims. There are no traditions in my knowledge that Imam Ali(a.s.) ever recited Kalma to become a Muslim. The one who has been a non-Muslim before really needs to recite Kalma to become a Muslim.

Now consider the following:-

- Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was the one who hosted the first dawah of Islam in his house – Dawat Zul Asheera. All the Dawahs hosted by any Muslim now a days are in fact Sunnat of Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.).

- He was the one who arranged the marriage of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) with Hadrat Khadija (a.s.).

- He was the one who recited the Nikah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) and that Nikah started with Hamd of Allah (swt) and praise for His Prophet (peace be upon him and his household). It also referred to the Prophet-hood of Hadrat Ibrahim (a.s.), the Holy books sent by Allah (swt) and all praise to Allah (swt) to have ordained Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) in the progeny of Hadrat Ibrahim (a.s.).

Just a word of thought for the objectionist – if Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) was not a muslim then how did Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) accept a Mushrik (Naozo billah) to recite his Nikah and even if it were so, why don’t the objectionists follow this Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (saw) now.

- He was the one who paid the Mehr of Hadrat Khadija on behalf of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household).

- According to Quranic instruction, a Muslim women cannot remain in the Nikah of a non-Muslim after accepting Islam neither can live with a non-Muslim. Hadrat lady Fatima bint-e-Asad remained in the Nikah of Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) until his death.

Another word of thought for the objectionist: It is accepted by all sects that Hadrat lady Fatima bint-e-Asad had accepted Islam so how did the Prophet (bpuh&hf) allow her to stay with Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.)?

- As stated above, Allah (swt) calls the protection of Hadrat Abu Talib (a.s.) as His (swt) own protection. In the entire Quran there is not one mention of any act of a Mushrik that Allah (swt) has called His own act.

- Finally, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) has stated in a hadith that on the day of judgment the one who raises an orphan will be together with me in the heaven as these two fingers are (pointing to his two fingers). Now where would be the one who raised the orphan who became the Prophet of Islam?

Aam-ul-Huzn Hadrat Khadija (a.s.) and Hazrat Abu Talib (a.s.) died in the same year and the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and his household) was so saddened by their demise that he declared the year as Aam-ul-Huzn - the year of mourning.

2993 View | 15-06-2012 | 07:17


 
 

5- The Tawabin Revolution Against the Umayyads (65 A.H.)
8- The Birth Anniversary of Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a.s.) (232 A.H.)
10- The Death of the Infallible Lady, daughter of Imam Al-Kazem (a.s.), Fatima Al-Masoumah (201 A.H.)
14- The Revolution of Al-Mukhtar Ibn Abu Obeida Al-Thaqafi, (66 A.H.)
25- Hiteen Battle (385 A.H.)

Related News
11 Tips for ReadingThe Role of Time in Knowledge AcquisitionSupreme Leader's Meeting with Outstanding YouthSayyed Hassan Nasrallah's Speech on the 10th of MuharramSayyed Hassan Nasrallah's Speech on the Tenth of Muharram
 
  ::Al-Maaref:: Islamic Organization