Thursday, 13 December 2012

Meeting the Dearest (73 / 74)

Bismihi Ta’ala

Ahaadeeth and Sunnats of Traveling

Meeting the nearest and dearest first

73.)  When Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) returned from journey, he would initially perform two rakaats of Salaah. Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) would thereafter visit the home of [his daughter), Sayyidah Faatima Az-Zahra (RA), before visiting any of his wives.
[Hazrat Abu Tha`laba (RA) ]

-        Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) was extremely fond of his daughter, Hazrat Faatima (RA) and she, of him. This is why Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) visited her first. Sayyidah Faatima’s (RA) home was the nearest to the home of Sayyidah Ayesha (RA). Hence meeting her first was convenient as well.

-      It should be noted that Sayyidah Khadija (RA), the dearest wife of Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam), had already passed away, and Sayyidah Faatima (RA) was born from that special bond.

-     If such a situation applies to a person, that his wife and his married daughter live in the same town, he could, for the sake of following the Sunnah, follow the above procedure.

Meeting the nearest and dearest last, when departing

74.)  When Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) was leaving for any journey, he would meet Sayyidah Fathima (RA) last, and upon arrival, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam) would meet her first.
[Sayyidina Thawbaan (RA)]

Extracted from Ash-Shamaa`il al Kubra
[The Sublime Conduct of Nabi  (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi waSallam)  Volume 3]