If You Had Seen What I have Seen

When the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned, Malik would grow pale and bow down his head so that it distressed those with him. One day he was asked about this. He said,

If you had seen what I have seen, you would not be surprised at what you see. I used to see Muhammad b. al-Munkadir, the master of the Qur’an reciters. Almost every time we asked him about a hadith, he wept until we asked Allah to have mercy on him. I used to see Ja’far (al-Sadiq) bin Muhammad who joked and smiled a lot, but when the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned in his presence, his complexion turned yellow; I have never seen him narrate the sayings of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) except in a state of purity. I frequented him for a time and only saw him doing one of three things: he was always either praying, or silent, or reciting the Qur’an; he only spoke about what concerned him. He was one of the men of knowledge and those who feared Allah. Whenever Abdul-Rahman ibn al-Qasim (ibn Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr al-Siddiq) would be talking about the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), we would look at the color of his face, and it would be as if all his blood had been drained from it, and his tongue would dry up in his mouth, out of awe of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). I used to go to ‘Amir ibn Abdullah ibn al-Zubair. When the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned in his presence, he would weep until he had no more tears. I saw al-Zuhri who was one of the most easy-going and friendly of people, but when the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned in his presence, it was if he did not know you and you did not know him. I used to go to Safwan ibn Salim, who was one of the people of great worship. When the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned, he would weep and would not stop weeping until the people would get up and leave him.

Malik was once asked about Ayyub al-Sakhtiyani. Malik said,

I have not reported from anyone without Ayyub being better than him. I went on Hajj twice and watched him. Whenever the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was mentioned, he wept until I would ask Allah to have mercy on him. When I saw this from him, his veneration for the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), I wrote down hadith from him.

From al-Shifa by Qadi Iyad.

Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari said,

I see the world has changed because our Shaykhs, the students of Sheikh ‘Ullaysh, and among them is Shaykh Salāmah al-‘Azzāmī from the scholars of the Azhar and Shaykh Muḥammad Ibrāhīm al-Samālūṭī…Whenever one of them would say, “Our leader and master the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said…,” his body and soul would tremble at the very mention of the Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings!

Ya Salām! May the mercy of Allah be upon you and may Allah reward you in the best way on our behalf.

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