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The ‘Converted’ Camel

In the fourth year after hijrah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) set out on the campaign of Zaatur Riqaa’. Sayyiduna Jaabir bin ‘Abdillah (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) also accompanied Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on this expedition. When returning to Madeenah Munawwarah, the other Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) moved ahead whilst Sayyiduna Jaabir’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) camel lagged behind due to weakness and fatigue.

(This became so unbearable that) at one stage Sayyiduna Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thought that it would be better for him to abandon his camel (and walk on foot). Whilst these thoughts were running through his mind, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) approached him and said: “O Jaabir! What is wrong?” Sayyiduna Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “O Nabi of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), this camel of mine has held me back.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed him to make the camel sit. Then Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) dismounted his camel […]

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