Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu ‘anhu) resided in Madinag and was raised in a Muslim household. He participated in all the battles with the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) except Badr where he was bound by an agreement made with Quraysh.
Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu ‘anhu) could easily be entrusted with confidential and sensitive information. For this reason, the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) disclosed the list of hypocrites to him fo rthe purpose of tracking their movements. Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was also selected by Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to infiltrate the enemy camp during the battle of al-Khandaq to gather intelligence.
During the Caliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Farooq (radi Allahu ‘anhu), he was placed second in command in the battle of Nihawand against the Persian Empire. Under his leadership, the Muslims won this crucial battle and many others besides. Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was appointed as the governor of the former Persian Capital. While even on his death bed, he continued to advise the Muslims in the affairs of the their religion.
Prophet’s (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) du’a for Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu ‘anhu):
Oh Allah, protect him from in front and from behind him, from his right and from his left, from above and from below.
A wise person wakes up and looks at his own plans for the day but a Gnostic wakes up and looks to Allah for what He has planned for him.
– Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi hafizu Llah –
No search pursued with the help of your Lord
remains at a standstill,
but any search pursued by yourself
will not be fruitful.
– Hikam of Shaykh Ibn Ata’illah rahimahu Llah –
I have come to drag you out of yourself and take you in my heart. I have come to bring out the beauty you never knew you had and lift you like a prayer to the sky
– Rumi rahimahu Llah –
Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) heart opened to Islam after witnessing the murder of Sayyiduna Khubayb ibn ‘Adi al-Ansari (radi Allahu ‘anhu). He was captured by Quraysh but was allowed to pray two raka’at before he was killed mercilessly.
Both the prayer and the murder lingered in Sayyiduna Sa’eeds (radi Allahu ‘anhu) mind. He regretted not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and after reflecting deeply over the incident, he declared himself free of the sins of Quraysh and accepted Islam.
Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) migrated to Madina al-Munawwarah and joined the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Conquest of Khaybar and the battles that followed. During the Capliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu), Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was appointed as Governor of Hims in Syria. During this time, he would faint with the thought that perhaps Allah will not forgive him for not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb(radi Allahu ‘anhu). Despite living in poverty, he preferred to spend on the less fortunate. Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) viewed his position as a trust and his wealth as a trial.
If you want money more than anything you will be bought and sold.
If you have greed for food, you’ll be a loaf of bread.
This is a subtle truth:
whatever you love, you become.
– Mevlana Rumi rahimahu Llah –
Zayd ibn Aslam said, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) went out at night to observe the people and saw a lamp in a house where an old woman eas teasing some wool, saying
The prayer of the good be upon Muhammad ﷺ
may The Blessed bless him ﷺ!
I was standing in tears before dawn. If only I knew,
when death gives us different forms,
Whether the Abode will join me to my beloved ﷺ
She meant the Prophet ﷺ. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allau ‘anhu) sat down in tears.
– From al-Shifa written by Qadi Iyad rahimahu Llah –
Oh Allah ta’ala,
make for him [Sayyiduna al-Tufayl ibn ‘Amr (radi Allahu ‘anhu)] a sign
that will help with whatever good he intends.
– The Messenger of Allah (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) –