The Prophet (s.a.w.) Helped Rajiz (r.a.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In a hadits, it is recorded that one night, the Prophet (s.a.w.) was taking his wudhu’ to perform his tahajjud at the home of Maymunah (r.a.).  He was heard to proclaim “Labbayk,” meaning, “Here I am,” and “Nuswirtu,” also three times, meaning “I helped you.”  Maymunah (r.a.) asked the Prophet (s.a.w.) whom he had been talking to since there was no one present.  He replied, “I was talking to a person called Rajiz from the tribe of Bani Ka’b.  He asked for help from me against the Quraysh.”

Maymunah (r.a.) said that when she finished swalah al-fajr, the next morning, she heard Rajiz (r.a.) calling out in the streets of Madina, “Ya Rasulullah!  Help us and call the servants of Allah to help us.”

Shaykh Yusuf an-Nabhani (q.s.) cited two ahadits in this respect with their full wording in the chapter of the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) ‘ilm al-ghayb in his encyclopedia of the Prophetic miracles, Hujjatullah ‘ala al-‘Alamin bi Mu’jizat Sayyid al-Mursalin.

Rajiz (r.a.) was the poetry champion of Banu Ka’b, one of the sub-tribes of the Khuza’ah.  The Quraysh had helped the Banu Bakr against them.  The latter had allied themselves with the Quraysh on the day of the truce of Hudaybiyyah the Khuza’ah had allied themselves with the Prophet (s.a.w.) and he had become duty-bound to defend them.  The support of the Quraysh for the Banu Bakr against the Khuza’ah was, therefore, a violation of their truce with the Prophet (s.a.w.).  This incident was the catalyst for the conquest of Makkah.


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