is this Haleemah? Is this your donkey that you set out on with us?!
When her husband
went to their she-camel to milk it, it was full of milk and everyone drank
till they quenched their thirst.
Her husband said
- By Allaah,
Haleemah, I think you took a blessed boy. Don’t you see the good and
blessings that covered us tonight since we took him?
alayhi wa sallam) lived in Bani Sa’d for about four years. His presence
among them brought many blessings to them. Afterwards, he returned to Makkah
to live for a few months by his mother’s side as if to bid her farewell
before she leaves this life.
Haleemah went to
Makkah to give Mohammad back to his mother. Aaminah was so surprised when
Haleemah entered with Mohammad. She looked at her wondering and said:
happened, Haleemah? You insisted that Mohammad should stay with you and now
you bring him back suddenly?! There must be a secret behind this!!
wrong, my lady. Here is Mohammad before you healthy and in his best
Aaminah asked her
without hiding her curiosity and concern:
happened?! Tell me, Haleemah!
Haleemah said while
looking with love and tenderness at Mohammad:
Actually, something weird happened to Mohammad that made me hurry to bring
Aaminah looked at
her astonished, and Haleemah continued:
sitting with my husband Al-Haarith and suddenly my son 'Abdullaah entered
my brother… Help Mohammad!!
When we asked him
what happened, he said that he saw two men in white clothes. They took
Mohammad, laid him on the ground, opened his chest then took something out
of it; they removed something and threw it away then they put everything
Haleemah looked at
Aaminah to see the effect of her words on her, but she saw no sign of fear
or concern so she went on calmly saying:
hurried with my husband immediately to Mohammad. His face had become pale
due to fear and panic so we tried to make him calm and ease his terror until
he was reassured. Then we thought we must give him back to you because we’re
worried about his safety and fear he may be harmed.
Aaminah came closer
to Mohammad and hugged him with love and kindness saying:
swear that this son of mine is blessed. I saw in him signs and good things
that fill my soul with security and tranquility about him.
Haleemah left to
return to her people after taking Mohammad back to his mother’s warmth.
When Mohammad turned
six, his mother Aaminah wanted to take him with her to visit his uncles in
Bani An-Najjaar in Madeenah. Mohammad was overwhelmed with happiness feeling
his mother’s tenderness, love for him and kindness to him. He didn’t leave
her for a second along this hard journey across the endless lonesome desert
until they reached Bani An-Najjaar area where his uncles welcomed them with
all warmth and hospitality.
Their days in
Madeenah were over, so Aaminah decided to return to Makkah but she died on
her way back and was buried in Al-Abwaa’, near Madeenah.
Mohammad went back
lonely to Makkah after losing his mother. He was crying with pain for losing
her and his heart was filled with sadness and grief.
Mohammad’s grandfather, wanted to relieve the painful loneliness and absence
of his father and mother. So he engulfed him with his love and care to
mitigate the loss of his parents by love and tenderness.
attached to his grandfather so much that he almost never left him even in
his gatherings with the dignitaries of his tribe and the meetings of Quraysh.
But the days were
hiding new sadness to Mohammad. No sooner did his grandfather 'Abdul-Muttalib
died than Mohammad's, who was no more than eight years old, anguish and
sadness found its way to his heart again.
After the death of 'Abdul-Muttalib,
Mohammad moved to live with his uncle, Abu Taalib. Abu Taalib, although he
was poor, he preferred Mohammad to all his children. He dedicated most of
his love and care for him. Mohammad found with his uncle what mitigated the
loss of his grandfather’s tenderness, kindness and mercy.