Chapter on the Poetry that the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam enjoyed



 عن جندب بن سفيان البجلي قال: أصاب حجر إصبع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فدميت فقال

ِهل أنتِ  إلا إصبع دميتِ * و في سبيلِ الله ما لقيت

Chapter on the Poetry that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam enjoyed

Jundub ibn Sufyan al-Bajali said, a rock injured the finger of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and it bled so he said,

“Are you anything but a finger that is bleeding

And all that you encounter is for the sake of Allah”

(Bukhari, in the Book of Jihad and the Book of Manners, and Muslim in the Book of Jihad)

Benefits from the Hadith:

1- This is a verse of poetry from ‘Abdullah ibn Rawaahah who was killed in the battle of Mu’tah and was one of the Sahabah who was the third-in-command in the battle after Zaid Ibn Haarithah and Ja’far ibn Abi Talib . He said these verses in preparation for the severity of the situation on the battleground, almost as though he was encouraging himself to move forward and denounce cowardice. 

2- The Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam found pleasure in poetry that endorsed patience and other noble qualities or contained the praise of Allah and other truthful speech.  

We did this particular poem in the third semester of Umm Al -Qura and we LOVED IT to the extent that we quote it almost every single day. The funniest thing is that way before I read this hadith, I was washing dishes once and cut my finger on a broken cup. It didn’t hurt so much and I recited this verse, toying with the idea that studying ancient poetry was actually a good idea and relishing in the way the letter slipped off my tongue. When I came across this hadith a few days, my heart stopped for a second because what a familiar situation! Here’s the entire poem:


:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)


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