Sahaba Stories – Companions Of The Prophet | Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum (RA) | Quran Stories In English


Uncle it is nice to be here. I am sure that you have
a story to tell me. Yes, my dear. I have a story to
tell you today. It is about another companion of the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) Abdulla Ibn Umm-Maktum (Rali Allahu Anhu) Uncle, please go ahead. I am so excited to hear the story Sure. Story of Abdulla Ibn Umm-Maktum Abdullah Ibn Umm-Maktum (Rali Allahu Anhu) was the companion of Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He was blind by birth. He was also known as
Amru Ibn Umm Maktoom, as well as Amru Ibn Qais. His mother’s name was Aatika and her surname was Umm Maktoom which meant Mother of the Blind. People called her that name because
she gave birth to a blind child. He was the cousin of the Prophet’s
first wife Khadija (Rali Allahu Anha) Abdullah Ibn Umm-Maktum was among the first converts to Islam. He loved his religion and would walk his way
to the Masjid five times a day to offer his
obligatory prayers. Once the prophet took him and Musab Ibn Umair
(Rali Allahu Anhu) to Medina. They were entrusted with the task of teaching Quran
to the inhabitants before the Hijra took place. Abdullah (Rali Allahu Anhu) and
Bilal Ibn Rabah (Rali Allahu Anhu) were chosen as muezzins in Medina by
the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had to leave Medina for
participating in battles, and he gave Abdullah (Rali Allahu Anhu) the responsibility of leading the prayers. Abdullah(Rali Allahu Anhu) witnessed the
rise of Islam in Makkah. He was amongst the
first to accept Islam. He suffered with his brothers, when the Muslims were persecuted Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum(Rali Allahu Anhu) was very much devoted to the
Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He was so keen to
memorize the Quran, that he would not miss any opportunity to achieve his heart’s desire. His sense of urgency and his insistence were sometimes irritating to the Prophet
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as well. Once the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was in a meeting with a group
of Persian nobles and he was trying to convince them
to become Muslims. He was talking with them and explaining them about Islam
and the Holy Quran. The Prophet wished that they would
respond positively to him and accept Islam or at least call off their
persecution of his companions. During those days, the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
and Sahabahs were experiencing a lot of trouble
from the Persians. That’s why this meeting was so
important to him, and He wanted no one to disturb him. When the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was seriously engaged
in the conversation, Abdullah (Rali Allahu Anhu) walked in and asked him to read a verse
from the Quran. He said: “O messenger of God, teach me from what God has
taught you.” The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) frowned and turned away from him. He then turned his
attention to the Persians, and continued with
their conversation. The Prophet knew that
if they accepted Islam, they would bring greatness to the religion, and strengthen his mission. He did not want to be disturbed and was
earnestly trying to convince them. Once the Prophet had
finished speaking with them, he left left the room. But as soon as he left the room, he was suddenly blinded partially, and his head began to throb violently. At this point a revelation came
from Allah to the Prophet. It was in relation to this incident that Allah revealed the 80th Surah Abasa, rebuking the Prophet
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and commanding him to give priority
and attention to the concerns of the true
believers of Islam, like Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum
(Rali Allahu Anhu). Do you want me to recite
Surah 80th for you: Sure, uncle. “He frowned and turned away when
the blind man approached him. Yet for all you knew, , “O Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) he might perhaps have grown in purity or have been reminded of the Truth, and helped by this reminder Now as for him who believes
himself to be self-sufficient, to him you gave your
whole attention, although you are not accountable for
his failure to attain to purity. But as for him who came unto you full of eagerness and in awe of God, Him did you disregard. This is but a reminder and so, whoever is willing may remember Him in the
light of His revelations blest with dignity, lofty and pure, borne by the hands
of the messengers, noble and most virtuous.” These are the sixteen verses which were revealed to the noble Prophet
Muhammad(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) about Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum
(Rali Allahu Anhu), sixteen verses that have continued to be
recited from that time till today and shall continue
to be recited. From that day, the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) used to honor Abdullah Ibn
Umm Maktum (Rali Allahu Anhu) and give him the utmost respect. The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) never ceased to be generous with Abdullah Ibn
Umm Maktum(Rali Allahu Anhu). He took care to ask him
about his affairs, to fulfill his needs and took him into
his council whenever he approached. The situation of the Muslims
was very tough those days. The Prophet and the companions had to face the attack of the
enemies every other day. When the enemies intensified
their persecution, Allah gave them permission to emigrate. Abdullah and Musab Ibn Umayr
(Rali Allahu Anhu) were the first of the Companions
to reach Madinah. As soon as they reached Yathrib, Abdullah (Rali Allahu Anhu) and Musab Ibn Umayr (Rali Allahu Anhu) began talking to the people, Read Quran to them and taught
them the religion of Allah. Soon after the battle of Badr, the Prophet(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) received a revelation from God raising the status of the Mujahideen and preferring them over the Qaideen, those who remain
inactive at home. This was in order to encourage the Mujahid even further and to help the qaid to
give up their inactivity. This revelation affected
Ibn Umm Maktum deeply. Being a blind man, he was excluded from the battles and
he stayed home mostly.. In spite of being
excused from battle, the soul of Abdullah Ibn
Umm Maktum (Rali Allahu Anhu) refused to be content with staying among
those who remained at home, while there was a
battle going on. He decided to actively involve in all campaigns of the Prophet
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He was so eager to join
in the battle field. One day, he fixed a role for
himself in the battle field. He then said: “Give me the flag and place me
on a horse between the two rows. I will carry it for
you and protect it, for I am blind and
cannot run away.” What he implied here was that he would never run away
because of fear and he will be loyal to the Prophet
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) until his last breath. In the fourteenth year
after the hijrah, Umar (Rali Allahu Anhu) led a battle
against the Persians and won the battle. He then wrote to his governors: “Send anyone with a weapon or a horse or who can offer any form of help to me.” Crowds of Muslims from every direction
responded to Umar’s call and travelled to Madinah. Among them were the blind Mujahid
Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum. He had vowed to carry and protect
the rights of the Muslims or be killed in the process. The forces met and engaged
in battle for three days. The fighting was among the most fierce and bitter in the history of the
Muslim conquests. On the third day, the Muslims achieved a mighty victory as one of the greatest empires
in the world collapsed and one of the most
secure thrones fell. The price of this clear victory
was hundreds of martyrs. Among them was Abdullah
Ibn Umm Maktum. He was found dead in the battlefield
still holding the flag in his arms. He was a true believer of Allah, who feared nothing. He was a great inspiration to those
who were physically challenged, who thought that they could not
achieve anything in their life. So did you like the story of
Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum (Rali Allahu Anhu)? Mashallah, that was great uncle Yousuf. I loved the story very much. He was a great man with great love
towards the Prophet, the Holy Quran and the religion. Okay. It is time to go home. Common, let us walk home. [—-Crickets chirping—]

9 comments

  1. wow u guys are on a roll I cant catch up with u mashallah may Allah increase u in knowledge and production of these cartoons. May Allah give all of those who helped in making this cartoon a beautifull reward on this life and the hereafter and protection from shaitan.

  2. My 10 year old daughter love's watching the prophet's stories before she goes to bed evernigt. Thank you very much for making the prophet's stories

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