Victory attained By Muslim Army
Hadhrat Khalid bin Walid (radi Allahu Anhu) kept a few hairs of the Holiest Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his Hat. In one of the battle, Hadhrat Khalid bin Walid’s (radi Allahu anhu) Hat fell off his head, with the result that he advanced a powerful attack retrieve it. This was also due to certain objections from his companions. Many Muslims were martyred in this battle. Hadhrat Khalid bin Walid (radi Allahu anhu) said: “The offensive which I commanded was not for the Hat but it was for the blessed hair of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), that it’s Barket (blessing) should stay by me and not get into the hands of Kufaar.” (Shifa Shareef)
This attack of Hadhrat Khalid bin Walid (radi Allahu anhu) was such that he did not wish to be deprived of the blessings of the blessed hair. This clearly proves that Sahaba believed in gaining blessings from the blessed Baal Mubarak, protected and the respected the blessed hair, and they would even put their lives in jeopardy for it.
Respect for the Hair that was touched by the Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)
This was the respect and the honour of the blessed hair of the Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which is more excellent than everything in the world. All their lives, the Sabaha respected even that hair on which the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) passed his blessed hands.
Hadhrat Abu Makhdoora (radi Allahu anhu) was the M’azzin of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). His wife, Hadhrat Safia bint Najda (radi Allahu anha), reports that Hadhrat Makhdoora’s (radi Allahu anhu) hair, that was in the front of his forehead, was so long that when he used to sit and open it used to touch the ground. People asked him as to why he did not trim his hair.
He replied: “I am not going to separate these hairs because Raulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) rubbed them with his blessed hands.”(Shifa Shareef)
We can derive from this that the Sahaba respected that which was touched by the of Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They did their best gain blessing from this. If something was Makrooh for others, then they did not accept this for themselves. Concerning this, Hadhrat Allama Shahbud’deen Khafaaji (radi Allahu anhu) has stated:
“He kept that hair which had been touched by the Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) because he may gain blessing from it. If the hair is grown other than a reason os such blessings, then there is room for objection.” (Naseemur Riyaadh, Vol. 3, page 434)
Victory attained through Baal Mubaarak
It has been narrated the Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleeed (radi Allahu anhu) never went into battle without his Hat wherein he kept the Blessed Baal Mubaraak of the Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Once he had taken a small army and gone against a huge battalion of Romans. During this battle, death was staring the Muslims army in the face as the Romans overpowered them during battle. Even during the battle, it was through the barkat of the Baal Mubaraak that the army of hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed gained victory.
During this battle, Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed had forgotten his Hat at home. During the battle, the chief in command of the Romans army was killed, so his second in-charge commanded his army attack the Muslims all at once. When this offensive against the Muslim army occurred, the Sahaba-e-Kiraam were in very difficult situation. The situation was so difficult that Hadhrat Raafi bin Umar Taa’l (radi Allahu anhu) said to Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu) that he felt that their last day had come. Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu) said, “What you are be right and this is all happening because I felt my Hat at home in which the blessed Baal Mubarak of the Holiest prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaiihi wasallam). Whilst this was happening on the battle field, the Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal lahu alaihi wasallam) appeared in the dream of Hadhrat Sayyidina Abu Ubaidah bin Al Jar’raah (radi Allahu anhu) who one of the commanders of a Muslim Battalion.
The Holiest Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) appeared in his dream and said, “You are asleep in such a time. Rise! And go to assistance of Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu). The Kufaar have place them under siege.” He woke from his sleep and immdediately assembled his battalion and left towards the battle. As they drew close to the battle, they saw someone riding a swift horse racing towards the battle field. He stopped the rider and found that it was the blessed wife for Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu). She said that when she heard that Hadhrat Abu Ubaidah (radi Allahu anhu) had left to assist Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu) and that he was under siege, she could not understand she knew that he never lost in any battle due to the Baal Mubarak of Rasul-e-Paak (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which he had in his Hat. She states that it was it was only then that realized that he had left the particular Hat at home, so she took the Hat and a swift horse and intended to have the Had delivered to her husband. Hadhrat Abu Ubaidah (radi Allahu anhu) asked her to continue towards that Battle field.
Hadhrat Raafi (radi Allahu anhu) states that they were about to be overpowered when they saw someone arrive with a swift horse on the battle field. When Hadhrat Kahlid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu) we close, he realized it was his wife who had brought his Hat. The narrator swears an oath saying…
“The moment Hadhrat Khalid bin Waleed (radi Allahu anhu) placed the hat onhis head and commanded us to attack the Kaufaar, the Kufaar could not defend them selves against us and we had gained victory.” Subhaanallah, this is the blessing of the Baal Mubarak of Rasul-e-Paak (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).