Every Muslim recites the Qur'an today and all the verses relating to beliefs, rules, morals, temporal and spiritual needs pass from his sight but as the element of taking effect does not exist, he does not take lessons from them. The condition of Sahabah was different. They accepted the effect of every single verse and it had been so firm that they always trembled.
During a journey, Hadhrat Umar repeatedly put a question to the Prophet . When no reply was made he moved ahead of the Prophet fearing that there might be a verse revealed in connection to it. After some time, he was sent for by the Prophet . He feared that this verse might have been revealed. He came to the Prophet who recited this verse to him:
"Verily, we have granted you a manifest victory." (Al-Fath: 48:1)
"Muhammad is no more than an apostle, many were the Apostles that passed away." (Aal-I-Imran: 3:144)
The Sahabah were so much impressed as if this verse had not been revealed before. All the Sahabah memorised it and kept reciting it. Hadhrat Umar stated, "When I heard tis verse from Hadhrat Abu Bakr , I felt jittery and I fell on the ground."
Hadhrat Saad came to the Prophet with a sword in Ghazwah-I-Badr and said, "Today Allah has given me relief with the blood of the enemy. Therefore grant this sword to me." The Prophet observed, "It is neither mine nor yours." He went away saying to himself, "This may be given to a person who has not done bravely any act like me." After a short while a messenger of the Prophet came. Hadhrat Saad was worried that a verse might have been revealed to him. When he came to the Prophet , he recited this verse:
"They ask you concerning things taken as spoils of war. Say, such spoils are at the disposal of Allah and his Prophet."
He then observed. "Allah has given this sword to me but I give it to you."
Hadhrat Abdullah bin Umar stated, "During the period of the Prophet we did not talk or laugh with women lest a verse may be revealed, but with the death of the Prophet this silence was broken." One day, the Prophet was sitting under the shade of the wall of the Kaabah. Hadhrat Abu Zar Ghifari came over. The Prophet saw him and said, "They are under loss." He was very much worried lest some verse had been revealed relating to him.
Once the Prophet said after the Fajr Salah, "Is there present any person of such and such tribe?" No one responded. Again, he repeated the same. A person arose. The Prophet said to him. "Why did you not rise the first time?" He replied, "I feared if a verse had been revealed relating to this tribe."
"And there are those who buy gold and silver and spend it not in the way of Allah, announce to them a most grevious penalty." (Al-Taubah 9:34)
All the Sahabah felt as if a calamity had fallen on them. When Hadhrat Umar saw the Sahabah in this confusion, he said. "I will solve your problem." So, he went to the Prophet and submitted before him. "This verse has shocked your companions." The Prophet said, Allah has made Zakat obligatory merely to purify the remaining wealth with you and He has fixed the inheritance so that the next generation may get the property." Hearing that, Hadhrat Umar shouted with happiness and satisfaction.
"And there are those who...." (Al-Taubah, 9:34)
By chance, when Hadhrat Malik happened to pass by there, he heard this verse, and fainted. When his senses were restored, he went to the Prophet and submitted before him, "O Prophet of Allah let my parents be sacrificed for you, has this verse been revealed in connection with those people who collect gold and silver." The Prophet replied in the affirmative. He said, "By the evening, a single dinar or dirham will no remain with Malik." Thus by the evening, he spent all of his property, in charity.
"Whosoever works evil, will be requited accordingly." (An-Nisa, 4:123)
When the verse: "Whether you show what is in your minds or conceal it, Allah will call you to account for it." (Al-Baqarah 2:284)
was revealed, all the companions came to the Prophet , sat on their knees and said to the Prophet , "O Prophet of Allah! We can afford the obligations of Salah, Fasting, Jihad and Sadaqah but we cannot bear the requirement of this verse." Thus, after it, the following was revealed:
"On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear."
When the verse:
"It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong, they are truly in security, because they are on (right) guidance." (Al-Anaam, 6:82)
"By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love." (Aal-I-Imran, 3:92)
Hadhrat Abu Talhah came to the Prophet and said "Allah demands our property. Be you a witness to the fact that I make an endowment of my land which is in Areeha to Allah." But the Prophet observed, "Distribute it amongst your relatives."
"Call them by (the names of) their fathers." (Al Baqarah 3:5)
was revealed, the wife of Hadhrat Abu Hazaifah came to the Prophet and said "We considered Salim as our son and he lived in our house and never observed purdah for him, but with the revelation of this surah, now what is your order in this regard?" The Prophet observed, "Feed him your milk." Thus, by sucking his wife's milk he became like their foster son.
When the verse relating to (sahoor) or early morning breakfast before fasting was revealed:-
"And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn appears to you distinct from its black thread." (Al-Baqarah, 2:187)
Hadhrat Abi bin Hatim went to sleep after placing black and white pieces of thread under his pillow and watched them whether both of them became prominent or not. When nothing could be known he mentioned this to the Prophet who observed, "It is very strange that you are such a simpleton. Really, it means day and night or the blackness of night and the whiteness of day." When the Qu'ranic verse:
"Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities, but let there be among you traffic and trade by mutual good will." (Al-Nisa 4:29)
was reavealed, the situation was such that the rich people invited their dear and nearer ones to feast, but those people refused saying that the poor deserve it more than us. Thus, another verse of Surah Noor repeated it.
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