1. The Bashfulness of the Angels around ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu

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April 15, 2019
2. The bashfulness of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam around ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu, more than what he was around Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, due to ‘Uthman’s radiya Llahu ‘anhu shyness
April 15, 2019

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In the name of Allah, the entirely merciful and the especially merciful

O Allah, we ask you to clear the way for us with your grace.

 

All praise deservedly belongs to Allah, originator of the two fates and regulator of the two lifecycles. He who sent Muhammad to the two worlds (the worlds of the Jinn and Man) and aided him with the two sages, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar as well as his two sons-in-law, ‘Uthman and ‘Ali, may Allah shower salutations upon them as long as the cycles of day and night persist.

This is a collection of forty narrations and traditions which contain the virtues of Dhi al Nurayn (the possessor of the two lights) ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan radiya Llahu ‘anhu, who prayed facing the two directions of worship (Jerusalem and later Makah).  I titled it An act of devotion for the two realms in mentioning the virtues of Uthman Ibn Affan, may Allah’s pleasure be upon him. Allah is sufficient in seeing to my wishes in this world and hereafter.

 

1. The Bashfulness of the Angels around ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu

 

أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الفَضْلِ الفُرَاوِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الغَافِرِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ الفَارِسِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عِيْسَى الجُلُوْدِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا إِبْرَاهِيْمُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الفَقِيْهُ، أَخْبَرَنَا مُسْلِمُ بْنُ الحَجَّاجِ القُشَيْريُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، أَخْبَرَنَا إِسْمَاعِيْلُ – هُوَ  ابْنُ جَعْفَرٍ – عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَرْمَلَةَ، عَنْ عَطَاءٍ وَسُلَيْمَانَ ابْنَيْ يَسَارٍ، وَأَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ: كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ   في بَيْتِهِ كَاشِفًا عَنْ فَخِذَيْهِ أو سَاقَيْهِ، فَاسْتَأْذَنَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ، فَأَذِنَ لَهُ وَهُوَ عَلَى تِلْكَ الحَالِ، فَتَحَدَّثَ، ثُمَّ اسْتَأذَنَ عُمَرُ، فَأَذِنَ لَهُ، وَهُوَ كَذَلِكَ، فَتَحَدَّثَ، ثُمَّ اسْتَأْذَنَ عُثْمانُ، فَجَلَسَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ   وسَوَّى ثِيَابَهُ، قَال مُحَمَّدٌ – وهُوَ ابْنُ أَبِي حَرْمَلَةَ: وَلَا أَقُوْلُ ذَلِكَ فِي يَوْمٍ وَاحِدٍ، فَتَحَدَّثَ، فَلَمَّا خَرَجَ، قَالَتْ عَائِشَةُ: دَخَلَ أَبُوْ بَكْرٍ وَلَمْ تَحْتَشِمْ لَهُ وَلَمْ تُبَالِهِ، ثُمَّ دَخَلَ عُمَرُ، فَلَمْ تَحْتَشِمْ لَهُ وَلَمْ تُبَالِهِ، ثُمَّ دَخَلَ عُثْمَانُ، فَجَلَسْتَ  وَسَوَّيْتَ ثِيَابَكَ، قَالَ: أَلا أَسْتَحِي مِنْ رَجُلٍ تَسْتَحِي مِنْهُ المَلَائِكَة؟

  1. Muhammad ibn Fadl al Furawi narrated to us—’Abdul Ghafir ibn Muhammad al Farisi narrated to us—Muhammad ibn ‘Isa al Juludi narrated to us—Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al Faqih narrated to us—Muslim ibn al Hajjaj al Qushayri narrated to us—Yahya ibn Yahya narrated to us—Ismail, who is ibn Jafar narrated to us—from Muhammad ibn Abi Harmalah—from ‘Ata ibn Yasar, Sulaiman ibn Yasar, and Abu Salamah ibn ‘Abdul Rahman—from Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha:

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was recumbent in his house with his thighs or calves uncovered. Abu Bakr radiya Llahu ‘anhu requested entry and was permitted while the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam remained in his position. He then conversed with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu requested entry and was also permitted while the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was in the same position. He also conversed with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu requested entry, upon his request, The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam sat up, straightened his clothing and permitted him to enter. (Muhammad—the narrator—stated, “I do not say this happened in one day.”) He then entered and conversed with the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

After he left, Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha remarked, “Abu Bakr radiya Llahu ‘anhu entered and you did not shy away nor did you pay attention to the situation and ‘Umar radiya Llahu ‘anhu entered and you did not shy away nor did you pay attention to the situation. When ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu entered you sat up and straightened your clothing

The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Should I not be bashful of a man around whom the angels are bashful? [1]

 

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[1] Sahih Muslim, (6159) via Yahya ibn Sa‘id al Nishapuri.

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