Mention of Rasulullaah and the Sahabah in the Divine Scriptures that Came Before the Qur’aan

Mention of Rasulullaah and the Sahabah in the Divine Scriptures that Came Before the Qur’aan

By  Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi  رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎

 

Hadhrat Ataa bin Yasaar  رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ reports that once when he met Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr bin Al Aas  رضي الله عنه , he asked him,

“Tell me about.the description of Rasulullaah ﷺ in the Torah.”

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr bin Al Aas  رضي الله عنه  replied,

“Alright. I swear by Allaah that the Torah describes him just as the Qur’aan does. (It says) ‘O Nabi ﷺ Verily We have sent you as a witness, a giver of glad tidings, a warner and a protection for the illiterate nation (the Arabs). You are My servant and My Rasool and I have named you Mutawakkil (One who relies on AIIaah only). You are neither ill-tempered, hard-hearted nor one who shouts in the marketplace. You do not resist, evil with evil, but rather forgives and overlooks.’ (The Torah continues to say,) Allaah shall never take him (Rasulullaah ﷺ) from the world until people straighten their crooked religion by saying, ‘Laa Ilaaha Illalaah’ (‘There: is none worthy of worship but Allaah’). By him shall open blind eyes, deaf ears, and veiled hearts.”‘ – Ahmad. Bukhari has also reported a similar narration from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood  رضي الله عنه . Bayhaqi has also reported a similar narration from Ibn Salaam with the words, “Until he straightens the crooked religion.” Ibn Is’haaq has also reported a similar narration from Ka’b Ahbaar, as did Bayhaqi do so in brief from Hadhrat Aa’isha رضي الله عنها .

Hadhrat Wahab bin Munabbih  رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ narrates that Allaah sent the following revelation to Hadhrat Dawood عليه السلام‎ in the Zaboor,

“O Dawood! There shall soon come after you a Nabi whose name will be Ahmad and Muhammad. He shall be truthful and a leader and I shall never be angry with him. I have forgiven all his errors even before he can commit them. His Ummah shall be showered with My mercy. I shall grant them such Nawaafil (optional) that I have granted only to the Ambiyaa and I shall make compulsory for them such Faraa’idh that I have made compulsory only for the Anbiyaa and the Rasul. They will eventually come to me on the Day of Qiyaamah shining with the same light that shines from the Ambiyaa.”

Allaah then said to Dawood عليه السلام‎ :

O Dawood! I have granted superiority to Muhammad ﷺ and his Ummah over all other nations.” – Al Bidaayah wan Nihaayah Vol. 2 Pg. 326

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr  رضي الله عنه  once asked Hadhrat Ka’b  رضي الله عنه  to describe to Rasulullaah ﷺ and his Ummah to him. Hadhrat Ka’b  رضي الله عنه  said,

“I have found them (described as follows) in Allaah’s book (the Torah):

‘Verily Ahmad ﷺ and his Ummah shall praise Allaah abundantly who will praise Allaah (by saying ‘Al Hamdu Lillaah‘) during favourable and adverse conditions. They will exalt Allaah (by saying ‘Allaahu Akbar‘) when ascending an incline and glorify Him (by saying ‘Subhaa Nallaah‘j when descending from a raised place. Their call (the Adhaan) shall resound in the skies and during their salaah they will communicate (with Allaah) with humming (whispering) sounds like the sound of bees against a rock. They will form rows in their (congregational) salaah just as the angels form rows and will form rows in battle as they do in salaah. When they go to battle in the path of Allaah (for Allaah’s pleasure), the angels will be before them and behind them with powerful spears. When they present themselves for battle in Allaah’s path, Allaah shall shade (shelter) them just as a vulture shades her nest (while saying this, Hadhrat Ka’b  رضي الله عنه  demonstrated with his hand how a vulture protects her nest by spreading her wings over it). They shall never flee from the battlefield.” – Abu Nu’aym in his HilyaVol. 5 Pg. 386.

According to another narration, Hadhrat Ka’b  رضي الله عنه  said,

“(The Ummah of Rasulullaah ﷺ were described in the Torah as) People who shall praise Allaah abundantly, who will praise Allaah (by saying “Al Hamdu Lillaah” ) during all conditions. They will exalt Allaah (by saying “Allaahu Akbar“) when ascending an incline. They will keep track of the sun (to ascertain the correct times of salaah). They shall perform their five daily salaah on time even though it be at a dusty place. They will tie their loincloths at their waists and wash their limbs (when performing wudhu).” – Abu Nu’aym in his Hilya. Another longer narration has also been reported from Hadhrat Ka’b  رضي الله عنه  in the same book.

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