Hazrat Jabir Ibn Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)

Jabir’s bin Abdullah RA – A Fighter, Aale Nabi Se Mohabbat and Ahlul Hadith

When the battle of Uhud was over, the Sahabah returned to Madinah Munawwarah. Due to the journey and the battle, they were very tired. The Quraish, on their way back to Makkah Mukarramah, were camping at a place called Hamra- ul Asad. Their chief, Abu Sufyan, sat in a meeting with his chiefs. They said among themselves: “The Muslims are defeated in Uhud. Their morale must be very low. This is the best time to finish Muhammad.” They therefore, decided to return and attack Madinah Munawwarah. When Rasulullah SAW received reports about this meeting, he ordered all those Sahabah who had participated in Uhud, and who had just returned from the battle, to move out of Madinah Munawwarah and meet the enemy on the way. Jabir RA came to Nabi SAW and said: “O, Rasulullah SAW! I was very eager to fight in Uhud, but my father prevented me from going, on the excuse that there was no other member in the house to look after my seven sisters and only one of us could join the battle. As he had made up his mind to go, he asked me to remain with the family. He has been killed in Uhud. Now I am very eager to go with you and fight the Quraish.” Rasulullah SAW allowed him to go. He was the only person in that battle who had not fought in Uhud. Jabir’s father was made shahid in Uhud. He left Jabir RA a big family to look after and large debts to clear, with nothing to live on. The debts were due to one of the Jews, who as we know hardly ever have any soft spot in their hearts for their debtors. His seven sisters, also for whose sake he was not allowed to go to Uhud, were still there to be looked after. Now look! In spite of all these difficulties, Jabir RA requestsRasulullah SAW for permission to go to the battle. His spirit is really wonderful!
 
Selected hadith narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah from Sahih Al Bukhari
Found in: Bathing (Ghusl)
Hadith no: 255
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW used to pour water three times on his head.
Found in: Rubbing hands and feet with dust (Tayammum)
Hadith no: 331
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.
1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.
2.The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.
3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me.
4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection).
5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.
 
Found in::Prayers (Salat)
Hadith no: 360
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
While Rasulullah SAW was carrying stones (along) with the people of Mecca for (the building of) the Ka’ba wearing an Izar (waist-sheet cover), his uncle Al-‘Abbas said to him, “O my nephew! (It would be better) if you take off your Izar and put it over your shoulders underneath the stones.” So he took off his Izar and put it over his shoulders, but he fell unconscious and since then he had never been seen naked.
 
Found in: Prayers (Salat)
Hadith no: 429
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any amongst the Prophets before me. These are:
  1. Allah SWT made me victorious by awe (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.
    2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum. Therefore my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.
    3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me (and was not made so for anyone else). 4. Every Prophet SAW used to be sent to his nation exclusively but I have been sent to all mankind.
    5. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection.)
     
Found in: Prayers (Salat)
Hadith no: 434
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I went to the Prophet SAW in the mosque (the sub-narrator Mas’ar thought that Jabir had said, “In the forenoon.”) He ordered me to pray two Rakaat. He owed me some money and he repaid it to me and gave more than what was due to me.
 
Found in: Times of the Prayers
Hadith no: 535
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW used to pray the Zuhr at mid-day, and the ‘Asr at a time when the sun was still bright, the Maghrib after sunset (at its stated time) and the Isha at a variable time. Whenever he saw the people assembled (for Isha’ prayer) he would pray earlier and if the people delayed, he would delay the prayer. And they or the Prophet SAW used to offer the Fajr Prayers when it still dark.
 
Found in:Times of the Prayers
Hadith no: 570
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
On the day of Al-Khandaq (the battle of trench.) ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab RA came cursing the disbelievers of Quraish after the sun had set and said, “O Allah’s Apostle I could not offer the ‘Asr prayer till the sun had set.” The Prophet SAW said, “By Allah! I, too, have not prayed.” So we turned towards Buthan, and the Prophet performed ablution and we too performed ablution and offered the ‘Asr prayer after the sun had set, and then he offered the Maghrib prayer.
 
Found in: Call to Prayers (Adhaan)
Hadith no: 588
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “Whoever after listening to the Adhan says, ‘Allahumma Rabba hadhihi-d-da’ watit-tammati was-salatil qa’imati, ati Muhammadan al-wasilata wal-fadilata, wab’ athhu maqaman mahmudan-il-ladhi wa’ adtahu (O Allah! Lord of this perfect call (of not ascribing partners to You) and of the regular prayer which is going to be established! Kindly give Muhammad SAW the right of intercession and superiority and send him (on the Day of Judgment) to the best and the highest place in Paradise which You promised him)’, then intercession for me will be permitted for him on the Day of Resurrection”).
 
Found in:Call to Prayers (Adhaan)
Hadith no: 614
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
On the day of Al-Khandaq (the trench), ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab RA went to the Prophet SAW and said, “O Rasulullah SAW! By Allah, I could not pray (the ‘Asr) till the sun had set.” ‘Umar told this to the Prophet SAW at the time when a fasting person had done Iftar (taken his meals). The Prophet SAW then went to Buthan and I was with him. He performed ablution and offered the ‘Asr prayer after the sun had set and then the Maghrib prayer.
 
Found in: Call to Prayers (Adhaan)
Hadith no: 679
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Mu’adh used to pray with the Prophet SAW and then go and lead his people (tribe) in the prayer.
 
 
 
 
Found in: Characteristics of Prayer
Hadith no: 814
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW said, “Whoever eats garlic or onion should keep away from our mosque or should remain in his house.” (Jabir bin ‘Abdullah RA, in another narration said, “Once a big pot containing cooked vegetables was brought. On finding unpleasant smell coming from it, the Prophet SAW asked, ‘What is in it?’ He was told all the names of the vegetables that were in it. The Prophet SAW ordered that it should be brought near to some of his companions who were with him. When the Prophet SAW saw it he disliked to eat it and said, ‘Eat. (I don’t eat) for I converse with those whom you don’t converse with (i.e. the angels).”
 
Found in::Friday Prayer
Hadith no: 41
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree (while delivering a sermon). When the pulpit was placed for him we heard that stem crying like a pregnant she-camel till the Prophet SAW got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it.
 
Found in: Friday Prayer
Hadith no: 52
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
A person entered the mosque while the Prophet SAW was delivering the Khutba on a Friday. The Prophet SAW said to him, “Have you prayed?” The man replied in the negative. The Prophet SAW said, “Get up and pray two Rakaat.”
 
Found in::Friday Prayer
Hadith no: 58
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
While we were praying (Jumua Khutba & prayer) with the Prophet SAW, some camels loaded with food, arrived (from Sham.~ The people diverted their attention towards the camels (and left the mosque), and only twelve persons remained with the Prophet SAW. So this verse was revealed: “But when they see Some bargain or some amusement, They disperse headlong to it, And leave you standing.” (62.11)
 
Found in: Fear Prayer
Hadith no: 67
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
On the day of the Khandaq, Umar Al Kattab RA came, cursing the disbelievers of Quraish and said, “O Rasulullah SAW! I have not offered the ‘Asr prayer and the sun has set.” The Prophet replied, “By Allah! I too, have not offered the prayer yet. “The Prophet then went to Buthan, performed ablution and performed the ‘Asr prayer after the sun had set and then offered the Maghrib prayer after it.”
 
Found in:The Two Festivals (Eids)
Hadith no: 102
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
On the Day of Eid the Prophet SAW used to return (after offering the Eid prayer) through a way different from that by which he went.
 
Found in: Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)
Hadith no: 199
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW used to offer the Nawafil, while riding, facing a direction other than that of the Qibla.
 
Found in: Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)
Hadith no: 203
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW used to pray (the Nawafil) on his Mount facing east and whenever he wanted to offer the compulsory prayer, he used to dismount and face the Qibla.
 
 
 
Found in: Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Hadith no: 263
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW used to teach us the way of doing Istikhara (Istikhara means to ask Allah to guide one to the right sort of action concerning any job or a deed), in all matters as he taught us the Suras of the Quran. He said, “If anyone of you thinks of doing any job he should offer a two Rakat prayer other than the compulsory ones and say (after the prayer): — ‘Allahumma inni astakhiruka bi’ilmika, Wa astaqdiruka bi-qudratika, Wa as’alaka min fadlika al-‘azlm Fa-innaka taqdiru Wala aqdiru, Wa ta’lamu Wala a’lamu, Wa anta ‘allamu l-ghuyub. Allahumma, in kunta ta’lam anna hadha-l-amra Khairun li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa’aqibati amri (or ‘ajili amri wa’ajilihi) Faqdirhu wa yas-sirhu li thumma barik li Fihi, Wa in kunta ta’lamu anna hadha-lamra shar-run li fi dini wa ma’ashi wa’aqibati amri (or fi’ajili amri wa ajilihi) Fasrifhu anni was-rifni anhu. Waqdir li al-khaira haithu kana Thumma ardini bihi.’ (O Allah! I ask guidance from Your knowledge, And Power from Your Might and I ask for Your great blessings. You are capable and I am not. You know and I do not and You know the unseen. O Allah! If You know that this job is good for my religion and my subsistence and in my Hereafter–(or said: If it is better for my present and later needs)–Then You ordain it for me and make it easy for me to get, And then bless me in it, and if You know that this job is harmful to me In my religion and subsistence and in the Hereafter–(or said: If it is worse for my present and later needs)–Then keep it away from me and let me be away from it. And ordain for me whatever is good for me, And make me satisfied with it). The Prophet SAW added that then the person should name (mention) his need.
 
Found in:Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)
Hadith no: 267
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
While delivering a sermon, Rasulullah SAW said, “If anyone of you comes while the Imam is delivering the sermon or has come out for it, he should offer a two Rakat prayer.”
 
 
Found in:Actions while Praying
Hadith no: 308
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW sent me for some job and when I had finished it I returned and came to the Prophet SAW and greeted him but he did not return my greeting. So I felt so sorry that only Allah SWT knows it and I said to myself,, ‘Perhaps Rasulullah SAW is angry because I did not come quickly, then again I greeted him but he did not reply. I felt even more sorry than I did the first time. Again I greeted him and he returned the greeting and said, “The thing which prevented me from returning the greeting was that I was praying.” And at that time he was on his Rahila and his face was not towards the Qibla.
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 336
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
When my father was martyred, I lifted the sheet from his face and wept and the people forbade me to do so but the Rasulullah SAW did not forbid me. Then my aunt Fatima began weeping and the Rasulullah SAW said, “It is all the same whether you weep or not. The angels were shading him continuously with their wings till you shifted him (from the field).”
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 381
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
On the day of the Battle of Uhud, my father was brought and he had been mayhem ed and was placed in front of Rasulullah SAW and a sheet was over him. I went intending to uncover my fathe Rasulullah SAW r but my people forbade me; again I wanted to uncover him but my people forbade me. Rasulullah SAW gave his order and he was shifted away. At that time he heard the voice of a crying woman and asked, “Who is this?” They said, “It is the daughter or the sister of Amr.” He said, “Why does she weep? (or let her stop weeping), for the angels had been shading him with their wings till he (i.e. the body of the martyr) was shifted away.”
 
 
Found in: Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 398
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
A funeral procession passed in front of us and the Prophet SAW stood up and we too stood up. We said, ‘O Rasulullah SAW! This is the funeral procession of a Jew.” He said, “Whenever you see a funeral procession, you should stand up.”
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 403
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW offered the funeral prayer for An-Najashi and I was in the second or third row.
 
Found in::Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 406
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW said, “Today a pious man from Ethiopia (i.e. An Najashi) has expired, come on to offer the funeral prayer.” (Jabir said): We lined up in rows and after that the Prophet led the prayer and we were in rows. Jabir RA added, I was in the second row.”
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 427
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW collected every two martyrs of Uhud in one piece of cloth, then he would ask, “Which of them had (knew) more of the Quran?” When one of them was pointed out for him, he would put that one first in the grave and say, “I will be a witness on these on the Day of Resurrection.” He ordered them to be buried with their blood on their bodies and they were neither washed nor was a funeral prayer offered for them.
 
 
 
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 429
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW buried every two martyrs of Uhud in one grave.
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 431
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW shrouded every two martyrs of Uhud in one piece of cloth and then he would ask, “Which of them knew more Quran?” When one of them was pointed out he would put him first in the grave. He said, “I am a witness on these.” Then he ordered them to be buried with blood on their bodies. Neither did he offer their funeral prayer nor did he get them washed. (Jabir bin Abdullah RA added): Rasulullah SAW used to ask about the martyrs of Uhud as to which of them knew more of the Quran.” And when one of them was pointed out as having more of it he would put him first in the grave and then his companions. (Jabir added): My father and my uncle were shrouded in one sheet.
 
Found in:Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 433
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW came to Abdullah bin Ubai (a hypocrite) after his death and he has been laid in his pit (grave). He ordered (that he be taken out of the grave) and he was taken out. Then he placed him on his knees and threw some of his saliva on him and clothed him in his (the Prophet’s) own shirt. Allah knows better (why he did so). ‘Abdullah bin Ubai had given his shirt to Al-Abbas to wear. Abu Harun said, Rasulullah SAW at that time had two shirts and the son of ‘Abdullah bin Ubai said to him, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Clothe my father in your shirt which has been in contact with your skin.’ ” Sufyan added, “Thus people think that the Prophet SAW clothed ‘Abdullah bin Ubai in his shirt in lieu of what he (Abdullah) had done (for Al Abbas, the Prophet’s uncle.)”
 
 
 
Found in: Funerals (Al-Janaaiz)
Hadith no: 436
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW collected every two martyrs of Uhud (in one grave) and then he would ask, “Which of them knew the Quran more?” And if one of them was pointed out for him as having more knowledge, he would put him first in the Lahd. The Prophet SAW said, “I will be a witness on these on the Day of Resurrection.” Then he ordered them to be buried with their blood on their bodies and he did not have them washed.
 
Found in:Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)
Hadith no: 564
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW had forbidden the sale of fruits till they were ripe (free from blight).
 
Found in:Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Hadith no: 591
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
that Rasulullah SAW started saying, “Labbaik” from Dhul-Hulaifa when his Mount stood upright carrying him.
 
Found in:Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Hadith no: 641
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
We came with Rasulullah SAW(to Mecca) and we were saying: ‘Labbaika Allahumma Labbaik’ for Hajj. Rasulullah SAW ordered us to perform ‘Umra with that Ihram (instead of Hajj).
 
Found in: Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Hadith no: 652
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
When the Kaba was built, the Prophet SAW and Abbas went to bring stones (for its construction). Al Abbas said to the Prophet SAW, “Take off your waist sheet and put it on your neck.” (When the Prophet SAW took it off) he fell on the ground with his eyes open towards the sky and said, “Give me my waist sheet.” And he covered himself with it.
 
Found in:Pilgrimage (Hajj)
Hadith no: 713
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW and his companions assumed Ihram for Hajj and none except the Prophet SAW and Talha had the Hadi (sacrifice) with them. ‘Ali RA arrived from Yemen and had a Hadi with him. ‘Ali RA said, “I have assumed Ihram for what the Prophet SAW has done.” The Prophet SAW ordered his companions to perform the ‘Umra with the lhram which they had assumed, and after finishing Tawaf (of Kaaba, Safa and Marwa) to cut short their hair, and to finish their lhram except those who had Hadi with them. They (the people) said, “How can we proceed to Mina (for Hajj) after having sexual relations with our wives?” When that news reached the Prophet SAW he said, “If I had formerly known what I came to know lately, I would not have brought the Hadi with me. Had there been no Hadi with me, I would have finished the state of lhram.” ‘Aisha RA got her menses, so she performed all the ceremonies of Hajj except Tawaf of the Kaaba, and when she got clean (from her menses), she performed Tawaf of the Kaaba. She said, “O Rasulullah SAW! (All of you) are returning with the Hajj and ‘Umra, but I am returning after performing Hajj only.” So the Prophet ordered ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr RA to accompany her to Tan’im and thus she performed the ‘Umra after the Hajj.
 
Found in: Minor Pilgrimage (Umra)
Hadith no: 13
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
The Prophet SAW and his companions assumed Ihram for Hajj and none except the Prophet SAW and Talha had the Hadi with them. Ali had come from Yemen and he had the Hadi with him. He (Ali RA) said, “I have assumed Ihram with an intention like that of Rasulullah SAW has assumed it.” The Prophet SAW ordered his companions to intend the Ihram with which they had come for ‘Umra, to perform the Tawaf of the Kaaba (and between Safa and Marwa), to get their hair cut short and then to finish their Ihram with the exception of those who had the Hadi with them. They asked, “Shall we go to Mina and the private organs of some of us are dribbling (if we finish Ihram and have sexual relations with our wives)?”
 
The Prophet SAW heard that and said, “Had I known what I know now, I would not have brought the Hadi. If I did not have the Hadi with me I would have finished my Ihram.” Aisha got her menses and performed all the ceremonies (of Hajj) except the Tawaf . So when she became clean from her menses, and she had performed the Tawaf of the Kaaba, she said, “O Rasulullah SAW! You (people) are returning with both Hajj and ‘Umrah and I am returning only with Hajj!” So, he ordered ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abu Bakr to go with her to At-Tanim. Thus she performed Umrah after the Hajj in the month of Dhi-l-Hijja. Suraqa bin Malik bin Ju’sham RA met the Prophet SAW at Al-Aqaba (Jamrat-ul Aqaba) while the latter was stoning it and said, “O Rasulullah SAW! Is this permissible only for you?” The Prophet SAW replied, “No, it is for ever (i.e. it is permissible for all Muslims to perform Umra before Hajj.”
 
Found in:Fasting
Hadith no: 167
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW was on a journey and saw a crowd of people, and a man was being shaded (by them). He asked, “What is the matter?” They said, “He (the man) is fasting.” The Prophet SAW said, “It is not righteousness that you fast on a journey.”
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 290
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “May Allah’s mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money.”
 
Found in:Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 308
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
An Ansari woman said to Rasulullah SAW, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall I make something for you to sit on, as I have a slave who is a carpenter?” He replied, “If you wish.” So, she got a pulpit made for him. When it was Friday, the Prophet (SAW) sat on that pulpit. The date-palm stem, near which the Prophet (SAW) used to deliver his khutba (religious talks), cried so much so that it was about to burst. The Prophet (SAW) came down from the pulpit to the stem and embraced it and it started groaning like a child being persuaded to stop crying and then it stopped crying. The Prophet (SAW) said, “It has cried because of (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge.”
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 310
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I was with the Prophet SAW in a Ghazwa (Military Expedition) and my camel was slow and exhausted. The Prophet SAW came up to me and said, “O Jabir.” I replied, “Yes?” He said, “What is the matter with you?” I replied, “My camel is slow and tired, so I am left behind.” So, he got down and poked the camel with his stick and then ordered me to ride. I rode the camel and it became so fast that I had to hold it from going ahead of Rasulullah SAW . He then asked me, have you got married?” I replied in the affirmative. He asked, “A virgin or a matron?” I replied, “I married a matron.” The Prophet SAW said, “Why have you not married a virgin, so that you may play with her and she may play with you?” Jabir RA replied, “I have sisters (young in age) so I liked to marry a matron who could collect them all and comb their hair and look after them.” The Prophet SAW said, “You will reach, so when you have arrived (at home), I advise you to associate with your wife (that you may have an intelligent son).”
 
Then he asked me, “Would you like to sell your camel?” I replied in the affirmative and the Prophet SAW purchased it for one Uqiya of gold. Allah’s Apostle reached before me and I reached in the morning, and when I went to the mosque, I found him at the door of the mosque. He asked me, “Have you arrived just now?” I replied in the affirmative. He said, “Leave your camel and come into (the mosque) and pray two Rakaat.” I entered and offered the prayer. He told Bilal to weigh and give me one Uqiya of gold. So Bilal weighed for me fairly and I went away. The Prophet SAW sent for me and I thought that he would return to me my camel which I hated more than anything else. But the Prophet SAW said to me, “Take your camel as well as its price.”
 
Found in:Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 351
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
A man decided that a slave of his would be manumitted after his death and later on he was in need of money, so the Prophet SAW took the slave and said, “Who will buy this slave from me?” Nuaim bin Abdullah bought him for such and such price and the Prophet SAW gave him the slave.
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 401
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW forbade the sale of (date) fruits till they were red or yellow and fit for eating.
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 417
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW decided the validity of pre-emption in every joint undivided property, but if the boundaries were well marked or the ways and streets were fixed, then there was no pre-emption. Narrated Abdul Wahid: the same as above but said, “… in every joint undivided thing…” Narrated Hisham from Mamar the same as above but said, “… in every property…”
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 434
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW sold a Mudabbar. (See Fath Al-Bari)
 
 
Found in: Sales and Trade
Hadith no: 438
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I heard Rasulullah SAW, in the year of the Conquest of Makkah, saying, “Allah and His Rasul SAW made illegal the trade of alcohol, dead animals, pigs and idols.” The people asked, “O Rasulullah SAW! What about the fat of dead animals, for it was used for greasing the boats and the hides; and people use it for lights?” He said, “No, it is illegal.” Rasulullah SAW further said, “May Allah curse the Jews, for Allah made the fat (of animals) illegal for them, yet they melted the fat and sold it and ate its price.”
 
Found in: Pre-emption (As-Salam in Ash-Shufa [pre-emption])
Hadith no: 459
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW gave a verdict regarding Shufa in every undivided joint thing (property). But if the limits are defined (or demarcated) or the ways and streets are fixed, then there is no pre-emption.
 
Found in:Transferance of a Debt from One Person to Another (Al-Hawaala)
Hadith no: 498
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Once the Rasulullah SAW said (to me), “If the money of Bahrain comes, I will give you a certain amount of it.” The Prophet (SAW) had breathed his last before the money of Bahrain arrived. When the money of Bahrain reached, Abu Bakr announced, “Whoever was promised by the Prophet (SAW) should come to us.” I went to Abu Bakr and said, “The Prophet (SAW) promised me so and so.” Abu Bakr gave me a handful of coins and when I counted them, they were five-hundred in number. Abu Bakr then said, “Take twice the amount you have taken (besides).”
 
Found in: Representation or Authorisation, Business by Proxy
Hadith no: 509
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I was accompanying the Rasulullah SAW on a journey and was riding a slow camel that was lagging behind the others. The Rasulullah SAW passed by me and asked, “Who is this?” I replied, “Jabir bin Abdullah.” He asked, “What is the matter, (why are you late)?” I replied, “I am riding a slow camel.” He asked, “Do you have a stick?” I replied in the affirmative. He said, “Give it to me.” When I gave it to him, he beat the camel and rebuked it. Then that camel surpassed the others thenceforth. The Prophet (SAW) said, “Sell it to me.” I replied, “It is (a gift) for you, O Rasulullah SAW” He said, “Sell it to me. I have bought it for four Dinars (gold pieces) and you can keep on riding it till Medina.” When we approached Medina, I started going (towards my house). Rasulullah SAW said, “Where are you going?” I Sad, “I have married a widow.” He said, “Why have you not married a virgin to fondle with each other?” I said, “My father died and left daughters, so I decided to marry a widow (an experienced woman) (to look after them).” He said, “Well done.” When we reached Medina, Rasulullah SAW said, “O Bilal, pay him (the price of the camel) and give him extra money.” Bilal gave me four Dinars and one Qirat extra. (A sub-narrator said): Jabir added, “The extra Qirat of Allah’s Apostle (SAW) never parted from me.” The Qirat was always in Jabir bin Abdullah’s purse.
 
Found in:Distribution of Water
Hadith no: 574
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW forbade the sales called Al-Mukhabara, Al-Muhaqala and Al-Muzabana and the selling of fruits till they are free from blights. He forbade the selling of the fruits except for money, except the Araya.
 
Found in: Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy
Hadith no: 577
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
While I was in the company of the Rasulullah SAW in one of his Ghazawat, he asked, “What is wrong with your camel? Will you sell it?” I replied in the affirmative and sold it to him. When he reached Medina, I took the camel to him in the morning and he paid me its price.
Found in:Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy
Hadith no: 586
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I went to the Rasulullah SAW while he was in the Mosque. (Misar thinks, that Jabir went in the forenoon.) After the Rasulullah SAW told me to pray two Rakaat prayer, he repayed me the debt he owed me and gave me an extra amount.
 
Found in: Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy
Hadith no: 587
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
My father was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Uhud, and he was in debt. His creditors demanded their rights persistently. I went to Rasulullah SAW (and informed him about it). He told them to take the fruits of my garden and exempt my father from the debts but they refused to do so. So, Rasulullah SAW did not give them my garden and told me that he would come to me the next morning. He came to us early in the morning and wandered among the date palms and invoked Allah SWT to bless their fruits. I then plucked the dates and paid the creditors, and there remained some of the dates for us.
 
Found in: Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy
Hadith no: 588
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
When my father died he owed a Jew thirty Awsuq (of dates). I requested him to give me respite for repaying but he refused. I requested Rasulullah SAW to intercede with the Jew. Rasulullah SAW went to the Jew and asked him to accept the fruits of my trees in place of the debt but the Jew refused. Rasulullah SAW entered the garden of the date-palms, wandering among the trees and ordered me (saying), “Pluck (the fruits) and give him his due.” So, I plucked the fruits for him after the departure of Rasulullah SAW and gave his thirty Awsuq, and still had seventeen Awsuq extra for myself. Jabir said: I went to Rasulullah SAW to inform of what had happened, but found him praying the ‘Asr prayer. After the prayer I told him about the extra fruits which remained. Rasulullah SAW told me to inform (Umar) Ibn Al-Khatab about it. When I went to ‘Umar and told him about it, ‘Umar said, “When Rasulullah SAW walked in your garden, I was sure that Allah would definitely bless it.”
 
Found in:Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy
Hadith no: 595
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
A man pledged that his slave would be manumitted after his death. Rasulullah SAW asked, “Who will buy the slave from me?” Nuaim bin Abdullah bought the slave and Rasulullah SAW took its price and gave it to the owner.
 
Found in:Partnerships
Hadith no: 673
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
” Rasulullah SAW sent an army towards the east coast and appointed Abu Ubaida bin Al-Jarrah RA as their chief, and the army consisted of three-hundred men including myself. We marched on till we reached a place where our food was about to finish. Abu Ubaida RA ordered us to collect all the journey food and it was collected. My (our) journey food was dates. Abu Ubaida RA kept on giving us our daily ration in small amounts from it, till it was exhausted. The share of everyone of us used to be one date only.” I said, “How could one date benefit you?” Jabir RA replied, “We came to know its value when even that too finished.” Jabir RA added, “When we reached the sea-shore, we saw a huge fish which was like a small mountain. The army ate from it for eighteen days. Then Abu ‘Ubaida ordered that two of its ribs be fixed and they were fixed in the ground. Then he ordered that a she-camel be ridden and it passed under the two ribs (forming an arch) without touching them.”
Found in:Partnerships
Hadith no: 685
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW established the right of Shufa (i.e. Pre-emption) in joint properties; but when the land is divided and the ways are demarcated, then there is no pre-emption.
Found in: Partnerships
Hadith no: 686
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “The right of pre-emption is valid in every joint property, but when the land is divided and the way is demarcated, then there is no right of pre-emption.”
 
Found in: Mortgaging In Places Occupied By Settled Population
Hadith no: 697
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
Rasulullah SAW said, “Who would kill Kab bin Al-Ashraf as he has harmed Allah and His Rasul SAW A?” Muhammad bin Maslama (got up and) said, “I will kill him.” So, Muhammad bin Maslama went to Kab and said, “I want a loan of one or two Wasqs of food grains.” Kab said, “Mortgage your women to me.” Muhammad bin Maslama said, “How can we mortgage our women, and you are the most handsome among the Arabs?” He said, “Then mortgage your sons to me.” Muhammad said, “How can we mortgage our sons, as the people will abuse them for being mortgaged for one or two Wasqs of food grains? It is shameful for us. But we will mortgage our arms to you.” So, Muhammad bin Maslama promised him that he would come to him next time. They (Muhammad bin Maslama and his companions) came to him as promised and murdered him. Then they went to Rasulullah SAW and told him about it.
 
Found in: Manumission of Slaves
Hadith no: 720
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
A man amongst us declared that his slave would be freed after his death. The Prophet (SAW) called for that slave and sold him. The slave died the same year.\
 
Found in: Gifts, The superiority of giving and extortion of
Hadith no: 785
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
My father was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Uhud and his creditors demanded the debt back in a harsh manner. So I went to Rasulullah SAW and informed him of that, he asked them to accept the fruits of my garden and excuse my father, but they refused. So, Rasulullah SAW did not give them the fruits, nor did he cut them and distribute them among them, but said, “I will come to you tomorrow morning.” So, he came to us the next morning and walked about in between the date-palms and invoked Allah to bless their fruits. I plucked the fruits and gave back all the rights of the creditors in full, and a lot of fruits were left for us. Then I went to Rasulullah SAW, who was sitting, and informed him about what happened. Rasulullah SAW told Umar RA who was sitting there, to listen to the story. Umar RA said, “Don’t we know that you are Rasulullah SAW? By Allah! you are Rasulullah SAW!”
 
Found in: Gifts, The superiority of giving and extortion of
Hadith no: 788
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
I sold a camel to Rasulullah SAW on one of the journeys. When we reached Medina, he ordered me to go to the Mosque and offer two Rakat. Then he weighed for me (the price of the camel in gold) and gave an extra amount over it. A part of it remained with me till it was taken by the army of Sham on the day of Harra.”
 
Found in:Peacemaking (Reconciliation)
Hadith no: 886
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
My father died and was in debt. I suggested that his creditors take the fruits (i.e. dates) of my garden in lieu of the debt of my father, but they refused the offer, as they thought that it would not cover the full debt. So, I went to Rasulullah SAW and told him about it. He said (to me), “When you pluck the dates and collect them in the Mirbad (i.e. a place where dates are dried), call me (Allah’s Rasulullah SAW)).” Finally he came accompanied by Abu Bakr RA and Umar RA and sat on the dates and invoked Allah to bless them. Then he said, “Call your creditors and give them their full rights.” So, I paid all my father’s creditors in full and yet thirteen extra Wasqs of dates remained, seven of which were Ajwa and six were Laun or six of which were Ajwa and seven were Laun. I met Rasulullah SAW at sunset and informed him about it. On that he smiled and said, “Go to Abu Bakr RA and Umar RA and tell them about it.” They said, “We perceived that was going to happen, as Rasulullah SAW did what he did.”
 
Found in: Jihaad (Fighting for the cause of Allah)
Hadith no: 76
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
“Some people drank alcohol in the morning of the day (of the battle) of Uhud and were martyred (on the same day).” Sufyan was asked, “(Were they martyred) in the last part of the day?” He replied, “Such information does not occur in the narration.”
 
Found in:Jihaad (Fighting for the cause of Allah)
Hadith no: 108
Narrated: Jabir bin Abdullah RA
When Rasulullah SAW called the people (Sadaqa, a sub-narrator, said, “Most probably that happened on the day of Al-Khandaq) Az-Zubair responded to the call (i.e. to act as a reconnoiterer). Rasulullah SAW) called the people again and Az-Zubair responded to the call. The Rasulullah SAW then said, “Every prophet had a Hawari (disciple) and my disciple is Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam.”
 
Bio of Jabir Al Ansari RA
 
Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn Haram al-Ansari (Arabcجابر بن عبدالله بن عمرو بن حرام الأنصاري‎Died 697
 
Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari was born in Yathrib (now known as Medina) 15 years before the Hijra. He belonged to a poor family of Yathrib. He was from the tribe of Khazraj. His mother was Nasiba bint Uqba ibn Uddi. His father was married to his paternal cousin.

Muhammad’s Era

Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari is said to have accepted Islam when he was a young boy.
His participation in the Battle of Badr is questioned by some historians; he is known to have fought in 19 battles (including Badr) under command of Muhammad, and was a trusted Sahaba. He was present during the conquest of Mecca.

Battle of Uhud

In the Battle of Uhud, Jabir ibn Abdullah was not allowed by his father Abdullah to take part in Jihad. Jabir had seven sisters (some historians say nine) and Abdullah wanted him to take care of his family. So instead of fighting, Jabir served the thirsty soldiers. Abdullah Ansari (Jabir’s father) was killed in the Battle of Uhud Sahih Bukhari along with his brother-in-law, Amro bin Jamuh, both having reached nearly 100 years of age.

Ali ibn Abu Talib era

He fought in all the three major civil wars fought with Imam Ali, Battle of Jamal,Battle of Sifeen, and Battle of Nahrawan.

Husain ibn Ali (ibn Abu Talib) era

Due to old age and blindness, Jabir was unable to participate in the Battle of Karbala (October 10, 680) wherein the grandson of Muhammad, Hussain ibn Ali was martyred. However, he did establish the practice of marking Arba’een.
He paid a visit to the grave of Imam Husain ibn Ali in Karbala, along with one of his companions, Attiya ibn Saad ibn Junadah (a scholar). Jabir ibn Abdullah recited a ziaraat there that is known as Ziaraat-e-Arba’een.

Ali ibn Husayn’s (ibn Ali)

Jabir had a long life and became blind in his old age. But he devoutly waited for the time when he would meet the fifth Imam. Each morning he would come out from his house, sit by the roadside and wait for the sound of the footsteps to recognize the fifth Imam. One such day while he was waiting in the street of Medina, he heard someone walking towards him, the sound of footsteps reminded him of the way Muhammad used to walk. Jabir stood up, stopped the man and asked his name. He replied, “Muhammad”, Jabir asked, “whose son”? He replied “Ali ibn Hussain”. Jabir immediately recognized the man he was talking to was the 5th Imam. He kissed his hands and conveyed the message of Muhammad.

Abd al-Malik’s era and Jabir’s death

It was during this era that he retold the Hadith of Umar’s speech of forbidding Mut’ah. Jabir had a very long life. He was poisoned by Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef Thaqfin the age of 94 years because of his loyalty to Ahl al-Bayt and was buried in Madain near Baghdad at the bank of river Tigris. He died in 78 AH (697)

Legacy

 
Purported grave of Jabir ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari
He narrated about 1,547 Hadiths (some historians say). After the death of Prophet Muhammad SAW he used to deliver lectures in Masjid Nabwi, Medina,Egypt, and Damascus. Such leading Tabi’en scholars as Amr ibn Dinar, Mujahid, and Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah attended his lectures. People gathered around him in Damascus and Egypt to learn about Muhammad and his Hadiths.
 
 
SAHABA FRESH IN THEIR GRAVES
 
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Yahya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) related to me from Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) from Abd ar-Rahman ibn Abi Sasaca(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that he had heard that Amr Ibn al-Jamuh al-Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and Abdullah Ibn Umar al-Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), both of the tribe of Banu Salami, had their Grave uncovered by a flood. Their Grave was part of what was left after the flood. They were in the same Grave, and they were among those martyred at Uhud. They were dug up so that they might be moved. They were found unchanged. It was as if they had died only the day before. One of them had been wounded, and he had put his hand over his wound and had been buried like that. His hand was pulled away from his wound and released, and it returned to where it had been. It was forty-six years between Uhud and the day they were dug up. Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, “There is no harm in burying two or three men in the same Grave due to necessity. The oldest one is put next to the qibla.” (Malik’s Muwatta – Book #21, Hadith #21.20.50).
 
2.
 
Narrated Jabir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ): When the time of the Battle of Uhud approached, my father called me at night and said, “I think that I will be the first amongst the companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to be martyred. I do not leave anyone after me dearer to me than you, except Allah’s Apostle’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) soul and I owe some debt and you should repay it and treat your sisters favorably (nicely and politely).” So in the morning he was the first to be martyred and was buried along with another (martyr). I did not like to leave him with the other (martyr) so I took him out of the Grave after six months of his burial and he was in the same condition as he was on the day of burial, except a slight change near his ear. (Bukhari Book #23, Hadith #434).
 
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Narrated ‘Urwa (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ): When the wall fell on them (i.e. on Graves) during the Caliphate of Al-Walid bin ‘Abdul Malik, the people started repairing it, and a foot appeared to them. The people got scared and thought that it was the foot of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). No one could be found who could tell them about it till I (‘Urwa – رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) said to them, “By Allah, ( سبحانہ و تعا لی ) this is not the foot of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) but it is the foot of Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).” (Bukhari Book #23, Hadith #474).
 
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A very recent event occurred on July 9, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.When ‘Sahaba Mosque’ in Derna, Benghazi, Libya was bombed at 7 am local time, to destroy the Tomb of Sahabi-e-Rasool Hadhrat Zuhayr Ibn Qais Al-Balawi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). Hadhrat Zuhayr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was the commander of Arab Army who helped bring Islam to Libya during 63-69 H (683-89 AD).
 
The Bombing on the mosque destroyed the Tomb and the upper portion of Hadhrat Zuhayr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) grave. People were surprised to see the pious body of Hadhrat Zuhayr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) remained intact, spotless after 1375 years. The news and these pictures were published in Libya Herald Newspaper on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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