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|Taking a bullet for somebody?|
|07/07/01 at 01:22:40|
On TV, members of the CIA or other security organizations often state that they would take a bullet for the president or whomever they are supposed to protect. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I feel as if I would take a bullet for any single one of my brothers and sisters. Would it be wrong to actually do that? To step in front of a bullet intended for another person? Is it some sort of suicide mission? From my perspective, it is not, b/c "every deed is but by intention" (hadith). However, if anyone has any other evidence from the seerah regarding this issue, please inform me.
|Re: Taking a bullet for somebody|
|09/11/00 at 09:50:57|
|Hmm...didn't the Sahabah always surround the Prophet (pbuh) during times of battle when he was being attacked by the kuffar? Especially during Uhud. If I remember correctly, they were shielding the Prophet (pbuh) with their own bodies.|
|Re: Taking a bullet for somebody|
|09/16/00 at 12:44:43|
| excerpted from the book|
'The Ideal Muslimah' by Dr. Muhammad Ali Al Hashimi
One of the most distinguished women who took part in the battle of Uhud, if
not the most distinguished of them, was Nasibah bint Ka'b al-Maziniyyah, Umm
'Umarah (May Allah be pleased with her). At the beginning of the battle, she
was bringing water and tending the wounded, as the other women were doing.
When the battle was going in the favour of the Muslims, the archers
disobeyed the command of the Prophet (SAW), and this turned the victory into
defeat, as the Qur'an described it:
"Behold! You were climbing up the high ground, without even casting a side
glance at anyone, and the Messenger in your rear was calling you back..."
At this point, Nasibah went forward, with her sword unsheathed and her bow
in her hand, to join the small group who were standing firm with the Prophet
(SAW), acting as a human shield to protect him from the arrows of the
mushrikin. Every time danger approached the Prophet (SAW) she hastened to
protect him. The Messenger of ALlah (SAW) noticed this, and later said,
"Wherever I turned, to the left or the right, I saw her fighting for me."
Her son 'Umarah also described what happened on that tremendous day: "On
that day, I was wounded in my left hand. A man who seemed to be as tall as a
palm-tree struck me, then went away without pursuing me to finish me off.
The blood began to flow copiously, so the Messenger of Allah (SAW) told me,
'Bind up your wound.' My mother came to me, and she was wearing a
waist-wrapper, which she had brought, for the purpose of wrapping wounds.
She dressed my wound, whilst the Prophet (SAW) was looking on. Then she told
me, 'Get up, my son, and fight the people.' The Prophet (SAW) said, 'Who
could bear what you are putting up with, O Umm 'Umarah?' She said: The man
who had struck my son came by, and the Messenger of ALlah (SAW) said, 'This
is the one who struck your son.' I intercepted him and hit him in the thigh,
and he collapsed. I saw the Messenger of ALlah (SAW) smiling so broadly that
I could see his back teeth. He said, 'You have taken your revenge, O Umm
'Umarah!' Then we struck him with our weapons until we killed him, and the
Prophet (SAW) said: 'Praise be to Allah (SWT), who granted you victory over
him, gave you the satisfaction of taking revenge on your enemy, and let yoq
see the vengeance for yourself." On this day, Nasibah herself received many
wounds whilst she was fighting the people and striking their chests. The
Prophet (SAW) saw her, and called to her son, "Your mother! Your mother! See
to her wounds, may Allah (SWT) bless you and your household! Your mother has
fought better than so-and-so." When his mother heard what the Prophet (SAW)
said, she said, "Pray to Allah (SWT) that we may accompany you in Paradise."
He said, "O Allah (SWT), make them my companions in Paradise." She said, " I
do not care what befalls me in this world." Umm 'Umarah's jihad was not
confined to the battle of Uhud. She was also present on a number of other
occasions, namely the treaty of 'Aqabah, Al-Hudaybiyah, Khaybar and Hunayn.
Her heroic conduct at Hunayn was no less marvellous than her heroic conduct
at Uhud. At the time of Abu Bakr's Khilafah, she was present at Al-Yamamah
where she fought brilliantly and received eleven wounds as well as losing
her hand. It is no surprise that the Prophet (SAW) gave her the good news
that she would enter Paradise, and that she was later held in high esteem by
the khalifah Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and his commander Khalid ibn Al-Walid and
then by 'Umar ibn al-Khattab (RA)!!!
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