ACCOUNT OF IBRAHIM THE SON OF THE Holy Prophetﷺ

 

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Volume 1, Parts 1.37.1
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami
informed us: `Abd al-Hamid lbn Ja`far informed us on the authority of
his father; he said:
When the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, returned from
Hudaybiyah in Dhu al-Qa`dah 6 A.H. he sent Hátib Ibn Abi Balta`ah to
al-Muqawqas the Copt, the lord of Alexandria, and wrote a letter to him
inviting him to embrace Islam. When he read the letter he appreciated it;
it was sealed; he placed it in a cup of ivory and sealed it, and handed it
over to a maid. Then he wrote an answer to his letter, but be did not
embrace Islam. He presented to the Prophet, may Allah bless him,
Mariyah (Mary), her sister Sirin, a donkey Ya’fur and a mule Duldul
which was white, and in those days there was none of that colour in
Arabia.
Muhammad Ibn `Umar said and added that Abu Sa’id, a man of
learning, informed him; he said: Mariyah belonged to Hafn, district
Ansina.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.2
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad lbn `Umar informed us: Ya’qub Ibn
Muhammad Ibn Abi Sa`sa`ah informed us on the authority of `Abd Allah
Ibn `Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abi Sa`sa`ah; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, liked Mariyah who was of
white complexion and curly hair and pretty. The Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, lodged her and her sister with Umm Sulaym Bint
Milhan. Then he went there and asked them to embrace Islam, and they
joined the fold of Islam. Then he cohabited with Mariyah as a handmaid
(Handmaids gained the status of wedded wives if they bore children. They
were called umm walad and became free.) and sent her to al-‘Aliyah to his
property which he had acquired from Banu al-Nadir; here she lived in
summer. She also lived at Khuràfat al-Nakhl. He (Prophet) visited her
there and she was faithful in her (new) creed. He bestowed her sister
Sirin on Hassan Ibn al-Thabit, the poet. She bore him, `Abd al-Rabman;
and Máriyah bore a male child to the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him. He gave him the name of Ibrahim, and on the occasion of ‘aqiqah
ceremony on the seventh day, he sacrificed a goat, shaved his head, gave
silver in charity equal in weight to his hair to the poor and ordered the
hair to be buried, which was done accordingly. He called him Ibrahim
and his nurse was Salma, the enfranchised maid of the Prophet, may
Allah bless him. She went to her husband and informed him that she
attended the delivery of a male child. Thereupon Abu Rafi went to the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, and greeted him. In return he (the
Prophet) gave him a slave. The wives of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, became jealous and it was unbearable for them that she had
given birth to a male child. (The chain of the narrators is not reliable
because the person who narrated to Ibn Sa`d was Waqidi who is notorious
as a narrator of fabricated hadithes. The next one Ya’qub is unknown and
‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman is not a Companion. Consequently this
narration is not trustworthy.)

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.3
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar said: Ibn Abi Sabrah related
to me on the authority of Ishaq Ibn ‘Abd Allah, he on the authority of
Abu Ja’far; (he said):
Verily the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, kept away from
Mariyah since the wives of the Prophet, may Allah bless him, disliked it
and they were jealous of her but not like `Ayishah.
Muhammad Ibn `Umar said: She bore him (Ibrahim) in Dhu al￾Hijjah 8, H. [March, 630 A.C.]

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.4
[P. 87] He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us:
Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah related to me on the authority of al-Zuhri,
he on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik; he said:
When Ibrahim was born, Gabriel came to the Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, and said; Peace be on you Abu Ibrahim ! (the (father of
Ibrahim).

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.5
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Abu Mu`awiyah Muhammad Ibn Khazim al-Darir
informed us on the authority of Isma’il Ibn Muslim, he on the authority
of Yunus Ibn `Ubayd, he on the authority of Anas Malik; he said:
The Apostle of Allah came out one morning and said: A male child has
been born this night, and I have named him after my ancestor, Ibrahim.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.6
He (Ibn Sà`d) said: Shabbabah Ibn Sawwàr informed us: Al-Mubarak
Ibn Fudálah informed us on the authority of al Hasan; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Last night a male child
has been born, and I have named him after my ancestor Ibrahim.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.7
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said: Abu
Bakr Ibn Abi Sabrah related to me on the authority of Husayn Ibn `Abd
Allah Ibn `Ubayd Allah Ibn al-`Abbas, he on the authority of Ikrimah, he
on the authority of Ibn `Abbas; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: When the mother of
Ibrahim bore him, he caused his mother to become free from bondage

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.8
He (Ibn Said) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us: Ya’qub Ibn
Muhammad Ibn Abi Sa’sa`ah informed us on the authority of `Abd Allah
Ibn `Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abi Sa`sa`ah; he said:
When Ibrahim was born, the women of the Ansàr vied with each other as
to who would foster him. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,
handed him over to Umm Burdah Bint al-Mundhir Ibn Zayd Ibn Labid
Ibn Khidash lbn ‘Amir Ibn Ghanm Ibn ‘Adi Ibn al-Najjar, and her
husband was al-Barà Ibn Aws Ibn Khálid Ibn al-Ja’d Ibn `Awf Ibn
Mabdhul Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Ghanm Ibn `Adi 1bn al-Najjár, She suckled him
and he lived with his (foster)-parents with Banu al-Najjár. The Apostle of
Allah, may Allah bless him, used to visit Umm Burdah and had a siesta
there; here Ibrahim was brought to him.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.9
He (lbn Sa`d) said: `Affan Ibn Muslim informed us; he said: Sulayman
Ibn al-Mughirah related to me on the authority of Thabit al-Bunàni:
Anas Ibn Malik informed us; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Last night a male child
has been born to me and I have named him after my ancestor Ibrahim.
He (Anas) said: Then he handed him over to Umm Sayf, wife of a
blacksmith of Madinah, who was called Abu Sayf. The Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, came out and I followed him till we reached Abu
Sayf who was blowing his bellows, and the house was full of smoke. I
walked swiftly before the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, and I
reached Abu Sayf and said to him: 0 Abu Sayf ! hold it, the Apostle of
Allah, may Allah bless him, has come. He held it and the Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, called the child and embraced him and said what
Allah willed.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.10
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Ismá`il Ibn Ibrahim al-Asadi Ibn `Ulayyah informed
us on the authority of Ayyub, he on the authority of `Amr, Ibn Sa’id, he
on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik; he said:
I did not see any one more kindly to the members of his family than the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him. Ibrahim was suckled in the
suburbs of al-Madinah, to which place he used to go, and we went with
him. [P. 88] He (Prophet), entered the house which happened to be full of
smoke. He (Anas) said: His foster-father was a blacksmith; he (the
Prophet) took him (in his lap) and kissed him.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.11
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad lbn ‘Umar informed us; he said:
Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah related to me on the authority of al-Zuhri,
he on the authority of ‘Urwah, he on the authority of `Ayishah; she said:
When Ibrahim was born, the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,
brought him to me and said: Note my resemblance in him. I said: I do not
notice any resemblance. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said:
Do’nt you see his white complexion and plumpness. I said: He who is fed
on camel’s milk gains white complexion and fat.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.12

He (lbn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar informed us; he said:
Muhammad lbn `Abd Allah related to me on the authority of al-Zuhri, he
on the authority of `Abd Allah Ibn Abi Bakr Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Amr
Ibn Hazm, he on the authority of ‘Amrah she on the authority of
‘Ayishah, she on the authority of the Prophet, may peace be on him, like
the above except that he (Ibn Sa`d) said: She said:
He who is fed on sheep’s milk gets plump and is of white complexion.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.13

He (lbn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar said:
There was a flock of goats owned by the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, reserved for him (Ibrahim) and the camel’s milk was for him. So his
body and his mother’s body were handsome.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.14

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Sufyan Ibn ‘Uyaynah informed us on the authority of
Ibn Abi Husayn, he on the authority of Makhul; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, entered, resting on `Abd al￾Rahman Ibn `Awf, when Ibrahim was struggling against pangs of death.
When he passed away, the eyes of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, were full of tears. Thereupon `Abd al-Rahman said: 0 Apostle of
Allah ! this is what prohibited for others, and when the faithful will see
you weeping, they will weep. When his tears ceased he said: It is
compassion, and he who does not show compassion, will not receive
compassion. Verily we prohibit from wailing and mourning for (virtues
etc.) which the deceased did not possess. Then he said: Had there not
been the promise of re-union and had death been a path for all through
which our successors would meet our predecessors, we would have
mourned for him more than this; we are grieved, our eyes shed tears,
heart feels sorry, and we do not utter what makes the Lord angry; the
remaining of his sucking period will be completed in the Paradise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.15

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Abd Allah Ibn Numayr al-Hamdáni and Abu al￾Mughirah al-Nadr, Ibn Ismà`il informed us: they said: Muhammad Ibn
`Abd al-Rahmán Ibn Abi Laylà related to us on the authority of `Ala, he
on the authority of Jábir Ibn `Abd Allah al-Ansàri, he on the authority of
`Abd al-Rahmán Ibn `Awf; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, caught my hand and went to
the oasis where was Ibrahim whom he took in his lap, and he was
struggling with the pangs of death. His eyes filled with tears, so I said to
him: 0 Apostle of Allah ! do you weep? and have you not prohibited
people from weeping? He said: I prohibited from wailing and two
highpitched sounds of fools and libertines, i.e., voice raised in joyful
parties with Satanic instruments and another raised in distress by
scratching the face, tearing collars and shouting like Satan.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.16

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Abd Allah Ibn Numayr mentioning to Hudaybiyah
said:
Verily it is compassion, and he who does not show compassion will not
receive compassion. 0 Ibrahim ! had it not been an ordained affair and
true promise, and a path on which all tread and through which our
successors would meet our predecessors, we would have shown greater
grief than this; [P. 89] verily we are grieved, eyes shed tears, breast is full
of sorrow and we do not utter a word which displeases the Lord, the
Sublime and Magnificient.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.17

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Al-Fadl` Ibn Dukayn informed us: Muhammad Ibn
Rashid informed us on the authority of Makhul:
Verily the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, came to his son Ibrahim
who was experiencing agonies of death, and his eyes shed tears, and with
him was `Abd al-Rahmàn Ibn `Awf who said: Do you weep while you
have prohibited others from weeping? He replied: Verily I prohibited
from wailing and that the dead person be moaned for what he did not
possess; and verily this is compassion.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.18
He (lbn Sa’d) said: Al-Fadl Ibn Dukayn informed us: Talhah Ibn `Amr
informed us on the, authority of `Atà; he said:
When Ibrahim the son of the Prophet, peace be on him, expired, he (the
Prophet) said: Verily the heart will be grieved and verily the eye will shed
tears and we will never utter a word which displeases the Lord. Had it
not been a true promise, and had there not been a day of union, our grief
would have been unbounded and O Ibrahim ! we are only grieved.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.19
He (lbn Sa’d) said: Musa Ibn Dawud informed us: Ibn Lahi`ah informed
us, on the authority of Bukayr Ibn `Abd Allah Ibn al-Ashajj:
Verily the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, wept for his son
Ibrahim. Thereupon Usamah Ibn Zayd wailed, the Prophet, may peace
be on him, prohibited him. He said: I observed you weeping. The Apostle
of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Weeping is compassion but wailing is
from Satan.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.20
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Ya’la Ibn `Ubayd al-Tanafisi informed us: al-Ajlah
informed us on the authority of al-Hakam; he said:
When Ibrahim died, the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Had
it not been a fixed period and known time, we would have been more
grieved than we have been. The eye sheds tears and breast is grieved and
we shall not utter anything, Allah willing, except what pleases the Lord,
and 0 Ibrahim ! we are sorry for you.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.21

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muslim Ibn Ibrahim informed us: Abàn informed us:
Qatádah informed us:
Verily Ibrahim the son of the Prophet of Allah, may peace be on him,
expired; then the Apostle of Allah said: Verily the eye sheds tears and
breast grieves and we will not utter, if Allah will, except good, and 0
Ibrahim ! we feel sorry for you; and he added: His sucking period will be
completed in the Paradise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.22
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ismá`il Ibn Ibrahim al-Asadi informed us on the
autority of Ayyub, he on the authority of `Amr Ibn Sa’id; he said:
When Ibrahim expired, thè Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said:
Verily my son Ibrahim died suckling and verily there are two foster￾fathers for him who will complete his suckling in the Paradise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.23
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Waki` Ibn al-Jarràh informed us on the authority of
Isma’il lbn Abi Khalid, he on the authority of al-Sha`bi (He is not a
Companion, but a tab`i); he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily there is a nurse
for him in the heaven and the remaining period of his sucking will be
completed.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.24
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Waki` Ibn al-Jarrah, Abu al-Walid Hisham Ibn `Abd
al-Malik al-Tayalisi, and Yahya Ibn `Abbad informed us on the authority
of Shu`bah; he said: I heard `Adi Ibn Thabit (relating) on the authority
of al-Bara lbn `Azib; he said:
When Ibrahim, the son of the Prophet, may Allah bless him, died, the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily there is a nurse to
suckle him in the Paradise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.25
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Affan lbn Muslim informed us: Sulayman Ibn al￾Mughirah informed us: Thabit informed us: Anas Ibn Malik informed is;
he said:
[P. 90] I saw Ibrahim struggling with the pangs of death before the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, and the eves of the Apostle of
Allah shed tears. Therupon the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him,
said: The eye sheds tears, the breast grieves and we do not utter except
what pleases our Lord. 0 Ibrahim by Allah ! we feel sad for you.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.26
He (lbn Sa`d) said: `Amr Ibn `Asim al-Kilábi al-Basri informed us:
Hammam informed us on the authority of Qatádah:
Verily the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said funeral prayers
over his son Ibrahim and said: The completion of his sucking (period will
be) in the Paradise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.27
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Ubayd Allah Ibn Musà al-`Absi informed us on the
authority of Isrà’il Ibn Yunus, he on the authority of Jabir, he on the
authrity of ‘Amir, he on the authority of al-Bará; he said:
The Prophet, the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, offered (funeral)
prayers over his son, Ibrahim, Ibn al-Qibtiyah, who had died when he
was sixteen months old; and he said: There’s a nurse who will complete
his sucking period in the Paradise and that he is truthful.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.28
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Waki` informed us on the authority of Sufyan, he on
the authority of Jábir, he on authority of Amir; he said:
Verily the Prophet, may Allah bless him, offered (funeral) prayers over
his son Ibrahim who was sixteen months old.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.29
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Waki` informed us on the authority of Isra’il, he on
the authority of Jábir, he on the authority of Amir, he on the authority of
al-Bará, he on the authority of the Prophet, may Allah bless him; he said:
Verily for him there is a nurse in Paradise who will complete the
remaining period of sucking, and that he was a truthful martyr.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.30

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Affan Ibn Muslim, Yabya Ibn Hammád and Musa
Ibn Ismà`il al-Tabudhaki, informed us; they said: Abu `Awanah
informed us: Ismá`il al-Suddi informed us; he said:
I asked Anas Ibn Malik if the Prophet, the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, had offered prayers over his son, Ibrahim; he said: I do not
know, Allah’s mercy be on Ibrahim, if he had lived he would have been a
true Prophet. (Law ‘asha kána siddiqan nabiyyah.)

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.31

He (lbn Sa`d) said; ‘Abd Allah Ibn Numayr al-Hamdáni informed us on
the authority of `Atá Ibn `Ijlan, he on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik;
he said:
Verily the Prophet, may Allah bless bim, said four takbirs (Allah Akbar:
It is repeated four times in funeral prayers.) over his son Ibrahim.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.32

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Abu Bakr Ibn `Abd Allah Ibn Abi Uways al-Madani
informed us on the authority of Sulayman Ibn Bilal, he on the authority
of Ja`far Ibn Muhammad, he on the authority of his father:
Verily the Prophet, may Allah bless him, offered (funeral) prayers over
his son Ibrahim when he died.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.33

He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa informed us: Mis’ar
informed us on the authority of `Adi Ibn Thabit:
Verily he heard al-Bara saying: Verily for the dead son of the Apostle of
Allah there is in Paradise a murdi`ah (suckling nurse) or Zi`r (nurse).
Mis`ar was doubtful about the word.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.34
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Yahyá Ibn Hammád informed us: Abu ‘Awánah
informed us on the authority of Sulayman, i.e. al-A’mash, he on the
authority of Muslim, he on the authority of al-Bari; he said:
Ibrahim the son of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, expired
when he was sixteen months old. Thereupon the Prophet, may peace be
on him, said: Bury him in al-Baqi’, verily there is a suckling nurse for
him in Paradise. He (al-Bara) said that he was born of his Coptic
handmaid

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.35
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Khalid Ibn Makhlad al-Bajali informed us:
Muhammad Ibn Musà related to me; he said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar
Ibn `Ali Ibn Abi Tàlib informed me; he said:
The first person to be buried in al-Baqi` was `Uthman Ibn Maz`un then
followed him Ibrahim the son of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him; then he pointed out with his hand informing me [P. 91] that the
grave of Ibrahim will be found at the end of al-Baqi’ where you pass the
last house to your left hand below the place where garbage is piled
behind the house.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.36
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ma’n Ibn ‘Isa al-Ashja`i informed us: Ibrahim Ibn
Nawfial Ibn al-Mughirah Ibn Sa’id al-Hashimi informed us on the
authority of a man of the family of `Ali:
Verily when the Prophet, may peace be on him, interred Ibrahim, he
said: Will any one bring a water-skin? Thereupon a man of Ansar
brought a water-skin. He (the Prophet) said to him: Sprinkle it over the
grave of Ibrahim. He (the member of ‘Ali’s family) said: The grave of
Ibrahim is near the path and pointed to a place close to ‘Aqil’s house.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.37
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Al-Fadl Ibn Dukayn informed us: Talhah Ibn ‘Amr
informed us on the authority of `Ata; he said:
When his grave was being put in form; the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, began to do it with his finger as if he had seen a thing like stone
in one corner; and he said: When any one of you performs some work, he
must do it efficiently because it consoles the afflicted soul.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.38
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Waki` Ibn al-Jarrah informed us on the authority of
Sufyan, he on the authority of Burd, he on the authority of Makhul:
Verily the Prophet, may peace be on him, was on the edge of the grave of
his son, and he noticed a crack in the grave, then he handed over a clog to
the grave-digger aid said: It will not harm nor profit, but it pleases (lit.
cools) the eye of the living.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.39
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: ‘Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa informed us: Isra’il informed
us on the authority of Abu Ishaq, he on the authority of al-Sá`ib Ibn
Malik; he said:
The sun eclipsed on the day on which Ibrahim, the son of the Apostle of
Allah, may Allah bless him, died.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.40
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: ‘Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa informed us: Isra’il informed
us on the authority of Ziyad Ibn ‘Ilàqah, he on the authority of al￾Mughirah Ibn Shu`bah; he said:
The sun eclipsed on the day on which Ibrahim died. Thereupon the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily the sun and the moon
are the signs of Allah, and they do not eclipse because of the death of any
one. When you see them (eclipsing) offer prayers till they are clear.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.41
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Al-Fadl Ibn Dukayn informed us: ‘Abd al-Rahman
Ibn al-Ghasil informed us on the authority of ‘Asim Ibn `Umar Ibn
Qatadah, he on the authority of Mahmud Ibn Labid; he said:
The sun eclipsed the day Ibrahim, the son of the Apostle of Allah, may
Allah bless him, died. Thereupon the people said: The sun eclipsed
because of the demise of Ibrahim. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, came out when he heard this. Thereupon he praised and glorified
Allah and then said: After that, 0 people ! verily the sun and the moon
are the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse because of the death or life
of any one, when you perceive this, hasten to the mosques. His eyes had
tears. They said: 0 Apostle of Allah ! do you weep although you are the
Apostle of Allah? He said: Verily I am a human being whose eyes shed
tears and whose heart fears, and we do not utter

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.42
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Al-Fadl Ibn Dukayn and Muhammad Ibn `Umar al￾Aslami informed us on the authority of Isra’il, he on the authority of
Jàbir, he on the authority of `Amir; he said:
Ibrahim expired when he was eighteen [P. 92] months old.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.43
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said: `Abd
Allah Ibn Ja`far related to me on the authority of ‘Abd Allah Ibn
‘Uthmàn Ibn Khuthaym, he on the authority of Shahr Ibn Hawshab, he
on the authority of Asmá Bint Yazid; she said:
When Ibrahim died, the eyes of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless
him, shed tears. Thereupon a person who was condoling, said: 0 Apostle
of Allah ! you are well acquainted with the rights of Allah. Thereupon the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: The eyes shed tears and
heart is grieved, but we do not utter what displeases the Lord. Had there
not been the fulfilment of promise, and had there not been the promise of
reunion, and that our successors are to unite with the predecessors, we
would have been more grieved than we are at present. 0 Ibrahim ! Verily
we are sorry for you.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.44
He (Ibn Sa`d said: Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar informed us, he said: Usàmah
Ibn Zayd al-Laythi related to me on the authority of al-Mundhir Ibn
`Ubayd, he on the authority of `Abd al-Rahman Ibn Hassan Ibn Thabit,
he on the authority of his mother Sirin; she said:
I was present at the death of Ibrahim, and I had noticed that the Apostle
of Allah, may Allah bless him, did not prohibit us from weeping when my
sister and I wept, but prohibited us from crying when he (Ibrahim) died.
Al-Fadl Ibn `Abbas washed him while the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, and al-`Abbas were seated. Then he was taken (to the grave),
and I saw the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, on the edge of the
grave, and al-`Abbas was sitting by his side. Al-Fadl Ibn `Abbas and
Usamah Ibn Zayd got down into the grave. I was weeping by the side of
the grave and none prohibited me. The sun eclipsed that day and people
said: Because of the demise of Ibrahim; (it eclipesd). Thereupon the
Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily it does not eclipse
because of the death or life of any one. The Apostle of Allah. may Allah
bless him, saw a crevice in the brick, and ordered to close it. The Apostle
of Allah, may Allah bless him, was told about it. Thereupon the (Prophet)
said: Verily it neither harms nor profits, but it pleases the eye of the
living, and verily when a slave does some work Allah likes that he should
do it perfectly. (Ibrahim) died on Tuesday, 10 Rabi` al-Awwal A. H. 10.
(Tuesday fell on 18 June, A.C. 631; but the lunar date according to Mahler
was 12 Rabi` al-Awwal. Normally solar eclipse takes place on new Moon
day. Bukhari, Muslim and other leading muhaddithin have not mentioned
the date of Ibrahim’s death. They are however unaninious that solar eclipse
took place that day.)

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.45
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us: Ya`qub Ibn
Muhammad Ibn Abu Sa`sa`ah informed us on the authority of ‘Abd
Allah lbn ‘Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abi Sa’sa’ah; he said:
Ibrahim, the son of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, expired in
Banu Mázin, (when he was) with Umm Burdah. Thereupon the Apostle
of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: Verily there is a nurse to foster him
and he will complete the period of his sucking in paradise. He was borne
on a small bier from the house of Umm Burdah, and the Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, offered (funeral) prayers over him at al-Baqi`. Then
he was asked: 0 Apostle of Allah ! where should we bury him? He said:
Close to our predecessor, ‘Uthman Ibn Maz`un. The Apostle of Allah,
may Allah bless him, gave a portion of an oasis to Umm Burdah. She
exchanged it afterwards with the property of `Abd Allah lbn Zam’ah Ibn
al-Aswad al-Asadi.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.46
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar informed us: ‘Abd Allah 1bn
`Asim al-Hakami informed us on the authority of `Umar Ibn al-Hakam
Ibn Thawbán; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, ordered a stone to be placed
by his grave and water was sprinkled over his grave.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.47
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said:
Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Muslim related to me; he said: I heard
‘Abd Allah Ibn Abi Bakr Ibn Muhammad [P. 93] Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Hazm
quoting my uncle, that is, al-Zuhri; he said:
The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: If Ibrahim had lived, I
would have exempted every Copt from poll-tax.

Volume 1, Parts 1.37.48
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Abu Sálih al-Hakam Ibn Musa al-Bazzaz informed
us, he said: Al-Walid Ibn Muslim related to us: Ibn Jabir related to us:
Verily he heard Makhul relating:
Verily the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said referring to his son
Ibrahim, when he died: If he had lived, no maternal uncle of him would
have remained in bondage.

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