Friday, 9 December 2016

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi: The Unbreakable Rock at the Battle of the Trench

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi said, before the siege of Madina, the Battle of the Trench, as the Muslims were digging the trench, they met a rock they could not break.  They tried hard but it only broke their picks.  They reported this to the Prophet (s.a.w.) who took the pick from Salman (r.a.) and struck the rock.  A light flashed, illuminating Madina from one lava tract to the other, as if it was a lamp lit in a dark night.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “Allahu Akbar!”  He struck it again, another flash shot forth, he said, “Allahu Akbar!”  Then he struck it a third time.  Again, a flash of light shot forth, and again he said, “Allahu Akbar!”  The rock was shattered by the third blow.  They asked him about the three flashes of light, and he said, “The first one lit up for me the palaces of Hira and the cities of Khosroes, as if they were dogs’ teeth, and Gabriel informed me that my nation is to overcome them.  The second one lit up for me the red palaces of the land of the Byzantines, as if they were dogs’ teeth, and Gabriel informed me that my nation is to overcome them.  The third lit up for me the palaces of Sana’a, as if they were dogs’ teeth, and Gabriel told me that my nation is to overcome them!”  This was recorded by Imam ibn Sa’d (r.a.), Imam ibn Jarir (r.a.), Imam ibn Abi Hatim (r.a.), Imam al-Bayhaqi (r.a.), Imam Abu Nu’aym (r.a.), Imam ibn Ishaq (r.a.), and Imam as-Suyuthi (q.s.).


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