Islamic History of Hazrat Bilal (R.A)
Arabic (580–640 AD) also known as Bilal al-Habashi, Bilal ibn Riyah, and ibn Rabah), was one of the most trusted and loyal Sahabah (companions) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (S).
He was born in Mecca and the first muezzin. His father’s name was Rabah and his mothers name Hamamah. Hazrat Bilal (R.A) was an Abyssinian (Ethiopian) slave belonging to Umayya Bin Khalf, who was a bitter enemy of Islam. Born as a slave, Hazrat Bilal and Abu Bakr due to Islamic teachings of liberation from slavery, was among the freed slaves. During the birth of Islam in the foundation of religion respected stature often as evidence of the importance of pluralism and racial equality are cited by Muslims.
He said his beautiful voice with which he called people to pray for them was known. Bilal Ibn Rabah rose to a position of prominence in Islam, But after Muhammad died in 632 AD, Hazrat Bilal adopted an isolationist and monastic lifestyle. He died sometime between 638-642, when he was just over 60.
Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) mentioned regarding this true Deen Religion that four people have exceeded in taking it forward. From amongst the Arabs, I have exceeded in it, and Shuiab (Radiahallahu Anhu) from Rome, Salman (R.A) from Persia, and Bilaal (R.A) from Abyssinia.
At one time Hazrat Muhammad (S) asked Hazrat Bilal (R.A) at the time of Fajr, Oh Bilal, Show me one action that you have done after accepting Islaam, whose virtue is above all other actions because I have heard your footsteps in Jannat. Hazrat Bilal (R.A) explains that I have not done any action whose virtue is more than the others. But verily this is true, that during the day or night, whenever I made Wudhu , I made it my duty to read some Nafl Salaats , and from amongst the Salaats I read , I verily read Thahiyatul Whudu. (Salaat after Wudhu).
When Hazrat Muhammad (S) heard this. He said, it was because of this action that he had attained such status. In another narration which Hazrat Jaabir (R.A.) narrates , Hazrat Muhammad (S) said, When I entered Jannat, I heard the sound of footsteps. I enquired from Jibraeel (Alayhis Salaam) as to who was this person? He answered that it was Bilaal (R.A). Whenever Hazrat Bilaal (Radiahallahu Anhu) remembered this event of Hazrat Muhammad (S) having heard his footsteps in Jannat, he used to cry with happiness.
Hazrat Umar (Radiahallahu Anhu) used to mention that Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) is our leader who bought our leader Hadhrat Bilaal (R.A) and freed him. In “Hulayati-awliya” Hazrat Muhammad (S) mentions that he is Sayyidul Muazzineen (leader of the Muazzins).
Hazrat Bilal Umayyah bin Khalifa and his friends one day, Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) was being persecuted by this way passed that way. Umayyah bin Khalaf He asked, Do you not fear God? How long you will carry out this exercise on the poor? Umayyah bin Khalaf, retorted that, When you give him (to him by teaching Islam is provoked, you’ll be free.
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (RA) replied, Yes, I will free him will. I was even a black slave who is in his religion and. You will accept her in exchange for the slaves? Umayyah bin Khalaf, accepted the offer. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allahu Anhu) exchanged slaves and thus Hazrat Bilal (RA) Hijrat purchased and freed him before Also Bilal (RA) that the other slaves who were being beaten and tortured to accept Islam and he also bought free.
[The woman who owned Hazrat Bilal (R.A.) had made Umayyah bin Khalaf her agent in the matters of Hadhrat Bilaal(RA)-Jamul-Fawaid-Vol. 2 PP. 32.]
Hazrat Muhammad (S) Islam towards unity and towards Allah invites mushrikeen of Mecca, the people of Mecca and became his enemy Hazrat Muhammad (S) started placing obstacles in the way. Hazrat Muhammad (S), allowing migrated to Madinah with the believers. Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) mentions that Hazrat Muhammad (S) of the Companions of the first person to arrive in Medina Hazrat Musab bin Umar (R.A) and Ibne Umme Maktoom (R.A) was.
These two Sahabas Quran (in Medina) used to teach. Some days, Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A). Hazrat Bilal (Radiallahu Anhu) and Saad (R.A) after they came after. Twenty Sahabahs and Hazrat Umar (R.A) before Hazrat Muhammad (S) was near.
Medina Sharif’s name was Yathrib, and there are many diseases (disease) prevalent there were Hazrat Muhammad (S) reached Medina. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A) and Hazrat Bilaal (R.A) is suffering from fever. Hazrat Ayesha (Radiallahu Anha) Hazrat Muhammad (S), which is then made to pray to Allah Duaa- mentioned this condition. That Allaah Oh, you made Makkah dear to us as dear to us and grant us the love for Medina Medina. Oh Allaah, good health and strength of the wind a breeze and we Barkat (Blessing) give it s ‘Mud’ and ‘SAA’ (measures weight) and transfers to and from here it Hujfa takes his fever.
After Hijrat Hazrat Muhammad (Sallahhahu alayhi wasallam) formed “mooaakhaat” between the Sahabah (R.A.). Which meant that two two brothers should be concerned about each others difficulty and necessity. In this way all of them became Muslim brothers and they shared in the sorrow and grief of each other. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made Hadhrat Bilal (Radiahallahu Anhu) and Hadhrat Ubaida bin Haarith (Radiahallahu Anhu) brothers and a few Historians mention that Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made Hazrat Abu Rawahah Khashami (Radiahallahu Anhu) the brother of Hazrat Bilal (R.A).
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