ACCOUNT OF THE SECOND JOURNEY OF THE APOSTLE() OF ALLAH TO SYRIA

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Volume 1, Parts 1.34.1
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Wáqid al-Aslami
informed us: Musa Ibn Shaybah informed us on the authority of
`Umayrah Bint `Uhayd Allah Ibn Ka`b Ibn Malik, she on the authority of
Umm Sa’d Bint Sa’d Ibn al-Rabi`, she as the authority of Nafisah Bint
Munyah, sister of Ya`là Ibn Munyah; she said:
When the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, attained the age of
twenty-five years, Abu Talib said to him: I am a man without wealth, and
we are passing through hard days; here is a caravan of your people going
to Syria. Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid sends men from among your people
with her commodities; if you go and offer your services to her, she will
readily accept them. The news of this conversation between his Uncle and
the (Prophet) reached her; she sent for him [P. 83] and said to him: I
shall pay you the double of what I pay to others from among your people.

Volume 1, Parts 1.34.2
He (lbn Sa`d) said: `Abd Allah Ibn Ja`far al-Riqqi informed us: Abu al￾Malih related to me on the authority of `Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad Ibn
`Agil; he said:
Abu Talib said: 0 my brother’s son ! it has come to my knowledge that
Khadijah has appointed so and so on (a wage of) two camels, but we will
not agree to the wage she has given him; will you like to have a talk with
her? He (the Prophet) said: (You may) If you so like. Then he (Abu
Talib) went to her and said: 0 Khadijah ! we have learnt that you have
appointed so and so for two camels; if you will like to engage Muhammad
for this job, we will not agree for less than four camels (for him). He
(‘Abd Allah) said: Khadijah said: I would have accepted it even if you
had demanded it for a distant enemy, and now you have done it for a
near friend.

Volume 1, Parts 1.34.3
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us: Musa Ibn
Shaybah informed us on the authority of ‘Umayrah Bint `Ubayd Allah
Ibn Ka`b lbn Malik, she on the authority of Umm Sa`d Bint Sa`d Ibn al￾Rabi`, she on the authority of Nafisah Bint Munyah; she said:
Abu Talib said: This is the provision that Allah has made for you.
Thereupon he (the Prophet) set out with her (Khadijah’s) slave
Maysarah, and his uncles advised the people of the caravan. It reached
Busra in Syria. There the people took rest under the shadow of a tree.
Thereupon the monk Nastur said: None except a Prophet has ever taken
rest under this tree. Then he said to Maysarah: Is there redness in his
eyes? He said: Yes ! it never vanishes. He (the monk) said: He is a
Prophet, and the last of them. Then he (Prophet) sold his articles and
there was some difference between him and the customer who asked him
to take an oath of al-Lat and al-‘Uzzá. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, said: I never take an oath by them, and when I happen to pass
by them I turn my face. The man said: The word is yours, and turning to
Maysarah he said: By Allah ! he is a Prophet whose attributes, our
scholars have noted in our scriptures. Besides, when it was noon time and
heat was extreme, Maysarah observed two angels protecting the Apostle
of Allah, may Allah bless him, against the sun. All this appealed to his
heart, and Allah put his love in Maysarah’s breast, as if he was his slave.
They sold their merchandise and earned profit double of what they were
earning before. When they returned and reached Marr al-Zahràn,
Maysarah said to him: 0 Muhammad ! go to Khadijah and inform her
what Allah has bestowed on her because of you, so that she may know
that this profit has been because of you. Thereupon the Apostle of Allah
proceeded and entered Makkah in the afternoon. Khadijah was sitting in
the attic. She saw the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, riding his
camel with two angels casting a shadow over him. She let other women
see this, and they wondered at it. Soon the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, reached there and informed her of what they had gained
because of him. She was much pleased. When Maysarah arrived, she told
him what she had seen. Thereupon Maysarah said: I have been noticing
it since we set out from Syria, and informed her of what the monk Nastur
had said, and the person, who had a dispute in bargaining, had said. The
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, brought his merchandise; she had
earned double the profit she used to earn, and so she doubled the wages
that she had settled.

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