Muḥammad b. Ḥaṭib al-Jumaḥi

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Muammad b. āib al-Jumaī رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهُمَا

Owais Yamin Attari Madani

Muammad b. āib al-Jumaī رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ was someone fortunate to grow up around the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He was the son of āib and Umm Jamīl رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهُمَا.  He was also the wet-nursed son of Jafar and Asmāˈ bint Umays رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهُمَا, making him the milk-sibling of Abdullāh b. Jafar رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ عَنْهُمَا. His mother gave birth to him on a boat during emigration to Abyssinia.[1] He was the first of all Companions to be named Muammad.

The blessed saliva of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Muḥammad b. Ḥāṭib رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ himself narrates:

Explaining an event that occurred in my childhood, my mother Umm Jamīl said, “As I brought you from Abyssinia to Madinah, we paused our journey about a day or two from our destination. I began making food for you, until I ran out of firewood and began searching for more. You accidently toppled the cooking pot in my absence, and it fell on your hand.

I took you to the Messenger of Allah صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! May my mother and father be sacrificed for you! This is Muhammad, son of āib!’ He placed his saliva in your mouth, passed his hand over your head, and prayed for you to be blessed.

He even placed his saliva on your hand and said, اَذْهبِ الْبَاْسَ رَبَّ النَّاس وَاشْفِ اَنْتَ الشَّافِي لَا شِفَاءَ اِلَّا شِفَاؤُكَ شِفَاءً لَا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمًا – ‘Dear Lord of all people! Remove this difficulty and grant cure. You are the One Who cures; there is no curing except Your curing. Grant such cure which does not leave any ailment.’ Your hand had then become completely fine before I could even pick you up again.”[2]

Hadith narrations: Two hadith are narrated from him.[3]

Year and place of passing: He passed away in 74 AH in Makkah.[4]

May Allah be pleased with him and grant us forgiveness for his sake.

اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ خاتَمِ النَّبِیّیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم

[1] Al-Iābah fī Mʿarifat al-aābah, vol. 6, p. 8

[2] Musnad Imām Amad: 15453

[3] Tārīkh al-Islām, vol. 5, p. 523

[4] Al-Istīʿāb fī Mʿarifat al-Aṣḥāb, vol. 3, p. 424




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