gum acacia tree the sort on which Prophet Muhammad pbuh hung his sword: courtesy wikipedia

TAWAKUL ALLAH………(from Riyadh us Saliheen)

 قبل وسلم عليه اهللا صلى اهللا رسول مع غزا ٔانه ٔاخبر عنهما اهللا رضي اهللا عبد بن جابر عن الخامس78- رسول فنزل العضاه ٓاثير واد في القائلة فأدرٓاتهم معه قفل وسلم عليه اهللا صلى اهللا رسول قفل فلمانجد تحت وسلم عليه اهللا صلى اهللا رسول فنزل بالشجر يستظلون الناس وتفرق وسلم عليه اهللا صلىاهللا ٕان فقال ٔاعرابي عنده وٕاذا يدعونا وسلم عليه اهللا صلى اهللا رسول فإذا نومة ونمنا سيفه بها وعلقسمرة يعاقبه ولم ثالثا اهللا فقال مني يمنعك من فقال صلتا يده في وهو فاستيقظت نائم ؤانا سيفي علي اخترطهذا عليه. متفقوجلس. اهللا لرسول ترٓاناها ظليلة شجرة على ٔاتينا فإذا الرقاع بذات اهللا رسول مع ٓانا جابر: قال : روايةوفي بالشجرة معلق وسلم عليه اهللا صلى اهللا رسول وسيف المشرٓاين من رجل فجاء وسلم عليه اهللاصلى اهللا« قال مني يمنعك فمن قال ال قال تخافني فقالفاخترطه فأخذ يده من السيف فسقط قال: اهللا قال مني يمنعك من قال: صحيحه في االسماعيلي بكر ٔابي روايةوفي رسول ؤاني اهللا ٕاال ٕاله ال ٔان تشهد فقال: آخذ. خير ٓان فقال: مني يمنعك من فقال: السيف اهللارسول جئتكم فقال: ٔاصحابه فأتى سبيله فخلى يقاتلونك. قوم مع ٔآاون وال ٔاقاتلك ال ٔان ٔاعاهدك ولكني ال فقالاهللا؟

الناس«. خير عندمن .78Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I went in an expedition along with the Prophet (PBUH) in the

direction of Najd. When Messenger of Allah (PBUH) returned, I also returned with him. Then the mid-day sleep overtook us in a valley full of prickly shrubs. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) got down and the people scattered around seeking shade under the trees. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) hang up his sword on the branch of a tree. We were enjoying a sleep when Messenger of Allah (PBUH) called us, and lo! There was a desert Arab bedouin near him. He (PBUH) said, “This man brandished my sword over me while I was asleep. I woke up and saw it in his hand unsheathed. He asked: `Who will protect you from me?’ I replied: ‘Allah’ -thrice”. He did not punish him and sat down.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In another narration, Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: We accompanied Messenger of Allah (PBUH) in the campaign of Dhat-ur-Riqa`. We left Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to take rest under a shady tree. One of the polytheists came to him. The sword of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was hanging on a tree. He drew it and said: “Are you afraid of me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “No”. Then he said: “Who will then protect you from me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied, “Allah”.
And in a narration of Abu Bakr Al-Isma`ili, the polytheist asked: “Who will protect you from me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied, “Allah.” As soon as he said this, the sword fell down from his hand and Messenger of Allah (PBUH) catching the sword, asked him, “Who will protect you from me.” He said, “Please forgive me.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “On condition you testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah and that I am His Messenger.” He said, “No, but I promise you that I shall not fight against you, nor shall I be with those who fight with you”. The Prophet (PBUH) let him go. He then went back to his companions and said: “I have come to you from one of the best of mankind”.

Commentary: Besides the Prophet’s habit of pardoning, and gracious attitude, this Hadith mentions his utmost trust in Allah. It tells that one who has trust in Allah is helped by Him. Later on, the bedouin mentioned in the Hadith embraced Islam. In the battle of Dhat-ur-Riqa` which took place in the sixth year of the Hijra, due to intense heat and lack of footwear, the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) wrapped their feet with pieces of cloth and for this reason it was called “War of patches of cloth (Dhat-ur-Riqa`)”. Some scholars have also given a different reason for this name. 


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