Hazrat Rafi Bin Khadij(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)

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Rafi bin Khadij RA. He was only 15 years old at that time. The Muslims are preparing to prepare all their equipment and strength against the war of uhud. One of the most historic wars in the struggle of Muslims. Not only enthusiastic adult men. Young teens do not want to be left behind. They rush to take part in the Islamic struggle. When the Muslim forces went to the Battle of Uhud, Rasulullah ﷺ was surprised to see several children in the army. Rasulullah ﷺ then persuaded them to go home. Among them only Rafi bin Khadij RA who did not want to go home. One is Rafi bin Khadij RA.
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Rafi bin Khudij RA ran to meet his father, Khudaij, who was in the ranks of Muslim troops. Rafi bin Khudij RA asked his father to meet Rasulullah ﷺ. The father of Khadij met Rasulullah ﷺ and begged his beloved son to be allowed to compete in the battlefield. Khadij conveyed Rafi’s ability to play archery and spear. When meeting the Messenger of Allah, Rafi stood on tiptoe, he did it to look higher. Rasulullah ﷺ observed closely Rafi’s ability, before finally allowing him.
“Yes, the Messenger of Allah, Rafi bin Khadij RA is good at archery.” “Let Rafi bin Khudij RA take part in jihad.” “Hopefully that intelligence can increase the strength of our troops,” persuaded Khudaij. “Try, you show your intelligence in the archery,” told the Prophet SAW in Rafi bin Khudij. Then Rafi bin Khudij RA also demonstrated his archery in front of Rasulullah ﷺ and his companions. The arrows darted fast and precisely about the target. Rasulullah ﷺ and his companions were amazed to see him.
In the Battle of Badr, Rafi bin Khadij RA had asked permission to follow, but Rasulullah ﷺ strictly forbade him. Rafi bin Khudij RA met Rasulullah ﷺ to be permitted to take part in jihad, but he objected to Rafi bin Khudij RA still very young. However, this time the Prophet allowed Rafi bin Khudij RA to take part in jihad. Seeing Rafi bin Khudij RA was allowed to go on a jihad, another child named Samurah bin Jundub RA , immediately took his stepfather, Muray bin Sinam RA met Rasulullah ﷺ to convey his desire to take on the jihad as well. Rasulullah ﷺ summoned Samurah bin Jundub RA, “O Samurah bin Jundub if you can defeat Rafi, I let you follow the jihad.”
Samurah bin Jundub’s body is bigger than Rafi bin Khudij RA,. Rasulullah ﷺ then told them to wrestle. Samurah bin Jundub and Rafi bin Khudaij attack and drop each other. The tiny Rafi bin Khudaij RA unable to balance the power of Samurah bin Jundub RA. Many times, Rafi bin Khudij RA dropped Samurah. After seeing the power of Samurah bin Jundub RA, then the Prophet permitted Samurah bin Jundub RA to take part in jihad.
Rafi2In the Uhud War, the Muslims suffered defeat. The defeat was due to the disobedience of some Muslim archers to the command of Rasulullah ﷺ. Meanwhile, Rafi bin Khadij RA and Samurah bin Jundub RA were seriously injured. Rafi bin Khudij’s chest was hit by arrows. In the Uhud war Rafi bin Khadij RA was hit with arrows in the chest, at the bottom of the armpit. The blood poured from his wounds, while resisting the pain he came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “O Messenger of Allah, please remove this arrow.”
Rafi hoped that with the help of the Messenger of Allah the wound would quickly improve and he could continue to fight. Apparently Rasulullah ﷺ gave an unusual choice. Rasulullah ﷺ said, “O! Rafi, I can pull this arrow with its arrows and you will get well soon. But if you want, I will pull out this arrow and leave the arrows on your body, and I will testify on the Day of Judgment that you are martyred. “Rafi chose to keep the arrows on his body. Thus, he passed away to his Lord at the time of Caliph Muawiyah RA
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Hadith Narrated by Rafi bin Khadij RA.
Hadith No: 534 Narrated/Authority of Rafi bin Khadij
Listed in: Times of the Prayers
We used to offer the Maghrib prayer with the Prophet and after finishing the prayer one of us may go away and could still see as Par as the spots where one’s arrow might reach when shot by a bow.
Hadith No: 525 Narrated/Authority of Rafi bin Khadij
Listed in: Cultivation and Agriculture
We worked on farms more than anybody else in Medina. We used to rent the land at the yield of specific delimited portion of it to be given to the landlord. Sometimes the vegetation of that portion was affected by blights etc., while the rest remained safe and vice versa, so the Prophet (SAW) forbade this practice. At that time gold or silver were not used (for renting the land).
Hadith No: 537 Narrated/Authority of Rafi bin Khadij
Listed in: Cultivation and Agriculture
My uncle Zuhair said, “Allah’s Apostle (SAW) forbade us to do a thing which was a source of help to us.” I said, “Whatever Allah’s Apostle (SAW) said was right.” He said, “Allah’s Apostle (SAW) sent for me and asked, ‘What are you doing with your farms?’ I replied, ‘We give our farms on rent on the basis that we get the yield produced at the banks of the water streams (rivers) for the rent, or rent it for some Wasqs of barley and dates.’ Allah’s Apostle (SAW) said, ‘Do not do so, but cultivate (the land) yourselves or let it be cultivated by others gratis, or keep it uncultivated.’ I said, ‘We hear and obey.’
Hadith No: 675 Narrated/Authority of Rafi bin Khadij
Listed in: Partnerships
We used to offer the Asr prayer with the Prophet (SAW) and slaughter a camel, the meat of which would be divided in ten parts. We would eat the cooked meat before sunset.
Hadith No: 898 Narrated/Authority of Rafi bin Khadij
Listed in: Conditions
We used to work on the fields more than the other Ansar, and we used to rent the land (for the yield of a specific portion of it). But sometimes that portion or the rest of the land did not give any yield, so we were forbidden (by the Prophet (SAW) ) to follow such a system, but we were allowed to rent the land for money.