Hazrat Sahl ibn Sa’d r.a

 

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Sahl ibn Sa’d al-Sa’idi (سهل بن سعد) was one of the prominent Sahaba, or direct companions of the Rasool Allah s.a.w, a member of the Ansar and an early Muslim scholar.He narrated many hadiths among which is Hadith of Ghadir.He was muheeb e Hazrat Ali a.s. He was honored for giving two allegiances to the Prophet (s.a.w), presence in the Battle of Tabuk and praying towards two qiblas. He was the last companion of the Prophet (s.a.w) who passed away in Medina.

 

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Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi:

He narrated hadiths from the Prophet (s.a.w), Imam ‘Ali (a.s), Hazrat Fatima (a.s) and some companions. Hazrat Abu Hurayra, Hazrat Sa’id b. Musayyib, Hazrat Zuhri, Hazrat Abu Hazim and his son, ‘Abbas b. Sahl, narrated hadiths form him. He narrated a hadith from Hazrat Fatima (a.s) asking her about the Imams. According to this hadith, Hazrat Fatima (a.s) answered that the Prophet (a.s) named Hazrat ‘Ali (a.s) and eleven of his descendants as Imams one after another. He is one of the witnesses and narrators of the event of Ghadir Khumm. He also narrated the famous Hadith of Rayat from the Prophet (s.a.w) about Imam ‘Ali (a.s):

“Tomorrow I will give the flag to whom Allah and His messenger like and he likes Allah and His messenger. He will not return, before Allah brings the triumph on his hand.”

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi:
Allah’s Apostle went to establish peace among Bani ‘Amr bin ‘Auf. In the meantime the time of prayer was due and the Mu’adh-dhin went to Abu Bakr and said, “Will you lead the prayer, so that I may pronounce the Iqama?” Abu Bakr replied in the affirmative and led the prayer. Allah’s Apostle came while the people were still praying and he entered the rows of the praying people till he stood in the (first row). The people clapped their hands. Abu Bakr never glanced sideways in his prayer but when the people continued clapping, Abu Bakr looked and saw Allah’s Apostle. Allah’s Apostle beckoned him to stay at his place. Abu Bakr raised his hands and thanked Allah for that order of Allah’s Apostle and then he retreated till he reached the first row. Allah’s Apostle went forward and led the prayer. When Allah’s Apostle finished the prayer, he said, “O Abu Bakr! What prevented you from staying when I ordered you to do so?”

Abu Bakr replied, “How can Ibn Abi Quhafa (Abu Bakr) dare to lead the prayer in the presence of Allah’s Apostle?” Then Allah’s Apostle said, “Why did you clap so much? If something happens to anyone during his prayer he should say Subhan Allah. If he says so he will be attended to, for clapping is for women.”

Something equal to an iron ring

Narrated Sahl bin Sad: The Prophet said to a man, “Marry, even with (a Mahr equal to) an iron ring.” 

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Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa’idi: A woman came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have come to give you myself in marriage (without Mahr).” Allah’s Apostle looked at her. He looked at her carefully and fixed his glance on her and then lowered his head. When the lady saw that he did not say anything, she sat down. A man from his companions got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! If you are not in need of her, then marry her to me.” ‘The Prophet said, “Have you got anything to offer?”‘ The man said, “No, by Allah, O Allah’s Apostle!” The Prophet said (to him), “Go to your family and see if you have something.” The man went and returned, saying, “No, by Allah, I have not found anything.” Allah’s Apostle said, “(Go again) and look for something, even if it is an iron ring.” He went again and returned, saying, “No, by Allah, O Allah’s Apostle! I could not find even an iron ring, but this is my Izar (waist sheet).” He had no rida. He added, “I give half of it to her.” Allah’s Apostle said, “What will she do with your Izar? If you wear it, she will be naked, and if she wears it, you will be naked.” So that man sat down for a long while and then got up (to depart). When Allah’s Apostle saw him going, he ordered that he be called back. When he came, ‘the Prophet said, “How much of the Quran do you know?”‘ He said, “I know such Sura and such Sura,” counting them. The Prophet said, “Do you know them by heart?” He replied, “Yes.” The Prophet said, ‘“Go, I marry her to you for that much of the Quran which you have.”‘ Sahih Bukhari 7:62:24
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: A woman came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have come to you to present myself to you (for marriage).” Allah’s Apostle glanced at her. He looked at her carefully and fixed his glance on her and then lowered his head. When the lady saw that he did not say anything, she sat down. A man from his companions got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! If you are not in need of her, then marry her to me.” ‘The Prophet said, “Have you got anything to offer.” The man said, ‘No, by Allah, O Allah’s Apostle!”‘ The Prophet said (to him), “Go to your family and try to find something.” So the man went and returned, saying, “No, by Allah, O Allah’s Apostle! I have not found anything.” The Prophet said, “Go again and look for something, even if it were an iron ring.” He went and returned, saying, “No, by Allah, O Allah’s Apostle! I could not find even an iron ring, but this is my Izar (waist sheet).’ He had no Rida (upper garment). He added, “I give half of it to her.” Allah’s Apostle said “What will she do with your Izar? If you wear it, she will have nothing over herself thereof (will be naked); and if she wears it, then you will have nothing over yourself thereof ‘ So the man sat for a long period and then got up (to leave). When Allah’s Apostle saw him leaving, he ordered that he e called back. When he came, ‘the Prophet asked (him), “How much of the Qur’an do you know (by heart)?”‘ The man replied, I know such Sura and such Sura and such Sura,” naming the suras. The Prophet said, “Can you recite it by heart?” He said, ‘Yes.” ‘The Prophet said, “Go I let you marry her for what you know of the Quran (as her Mahr).’Sahih Bukhari 7:62:58
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: While we were sitting in the company of the Prophet a woman came to him and presented herself (for marriage) to him. The Prophet looked at her, lowering his eyes and raising them, but did not give a reply. One of his companions said, “Marry her to me O Allah’s Apostle!” ‘The Prophet asked (him), “Have you got anything?” He said, “I have got nothing.”‘ The Prophet said, “Not even an iron ring?” He Sad, “Not even an iron ring, but I will tear my garment into two halves and give her one half and keep the other half.” ‘The Prophet; said, “No. Do you know some of the Quran (by heart)?”‘ He said, “Yes.” ‘The Prophet said, “Go, I have agreed to marry her to you with what you know of the Qur’an (as her Mahr).”‘ ‘And for those who have no courses (i.e. they are still immature). (65.4) And the ‘Iddat for the girl before puberty is three months (in the above Verse). Sahih Bukhari 7:62:63
Narrated Sahl bin Sad: A woman came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “I present myself (to you) (for marriage). She stayed for a long while, then a man said, “If you are not in need of her then marry her to me.” ‘The Prophet said, “Have you got anything m order to pay her Mahr?” He said, “I have nothing with me except my Izar (waist sheet).”‘ The Prophet said, “If you give her your Izar, you will have no Izar to wear, (so go) and search for something. He said, “I could not find anything.” The Prophet said, “Try (to find something), even if it were an iron ring But he was not able to find (even that) ‘The Prophet said (to him). “Do you memorize something of the Qur’an?” “Yes. ‘ he said’, “such Sura and such Sura,” naming those Suras ‘The Prophet said, “We have married her to you for what you know of the Quran (by heart).”‘ Sahih Bukhari 7:62:66
Narrated Sahl: A woman came to the Prophet and said, “I have come to present myself to you (for marriage).” She kept standing for a long period during which period the Prophet looked at her carefully. When she stayed for a Long period, a man said to the Prophet “If you are not in need of her, then marry her to me.” ‘The Prophet said, “Have you got anything to give her (as Mahr)?” The man said, “No.”‘ The Prophet said, “Go (to your house) and search for something.” The man went and came back to say, “By Allah, I could not find anything.” The Prophet said, “Go again and search for something, even if it be an iron ring.” He went again and came back saying, “No, by Allah, I could not get even an iron ring.” The man had only an Izar and had no Rida’ (upper garment). He said, “I will give her my Izar as Mahr.” On that the Prophet said, “Your Izar? If she wears it, nothing of it will remain on you, and if you wear it nothing of it will be on her” The man went aside and sat down When the Prophet saw him leaving (after a while), he called back and asked. ‘“How much Qur’an do you know (by heart)?’ He said, ‘I know such and such Suras,” naming some Suras. ‘The Prophet said, “I marry her to you for the amount of Qur’an you know (by heart).”‘ Sahih Bukhari 7:72:760
Sahl b. Sa’d al-Sa’idi (Allah be pleased with him) reported: A woman came to Allah’s Messenger. (may peace be upon him) and said: Messenger of Allah, I have come to you to entrust myself to you (you may contract my marriage with anyone at your discretion). Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) saw her and cast a glance at her from head to foot. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) then lowered his head. When the woman saw that he had made no decision in regard to her, she sat down. There stood up a person from amongst his companions and said: Messenger of Allah, marry her to me if you have no need of her. ‘He (the Holy Prophet) said: is there anything with you (which you can give as a dower)? He said: No, Messenger of Allah’, by Allah I have nothing. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Go to your people (family) and see if you can find something. He returned and said: I have found nothing. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: See even if it is an Iron ring. He went and returned and said: No, by God, not even an iron ring, but only this lower garment of mine (Sahl said that he had no upper garment), half of which (I am prepared to part with) for her. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: How can your lower garment serve your purpose, for it you wear it, she would not be able to make any use of it and if she wears it there would not be anything on you? The man sat down and as the sitting prolonged he stood up (in disappointment) and as he was going back Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) commanded (him) to be called back, and as he came, ‘he said to him: Do you know any part of the Qur’an?’ He said: I know such and such surahs (and he counted them). whereupon he said: Can you recite them from heart (from your memory)? He said: Yes, whereupon ‘he (Allah’s Messenger) said: Go, I have given her to you in marriage for the part of the Qur’an which you know.’ Sahih Muslim 8:3316

 

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During his residence in Medina, a person from Al Marwan was appointed as the governor of the town. He summoned Sahl and mocked the nickname of Imam ‘Ali (a.s), Abu Turab (the father of soil), before Sahl and wanted him to swear at the Imam ‘Ali (a.s), but he refused and mentioned that Imam ‘Ali (a.s) liked this nickname the most

He got wisal in 91 AH. He was born as a Muslim, he narrated 188 hadith’s.