The praise of Miswar ibn Makhramah radiya Llahu ‘anhu

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The praise of Miswar ibn Makhramah radiya Llahu ‘anhu

 

The praise of Miswar ibn Makhramah radiya Llahu ‘anhu has been narrated by Imam Ahmed:

 

كتب حسن بن حسن إلى المسور يخطب ابنة له فقال توافيني في العتمة، فلقيه فحمد الله المسور وقال: ما من سبب، ولا نسب، ولا صهر، أحب إلي من نسبكم، وصهركم، ولكن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «فاطمة شجنة مني يبسطني ما بسطها، ويقبضني ما يقبضها، وأنه ينقطع يوم القيامة الأسباب إلا نسبي وسببي» ، وتحتك ابنتها، ولو زوجتك أغضبها ذلك فذهب عاذرا له

Hassan ibn Hassan (al Muthanna) wrote to Miswar asking for his daughters hand in marriage.

He said, “Meet me in the evening.”

So Hassan met him. Miswar praised Allah and said, “There is no lineage or in laws that are more beloved to me than your lineage or being in laws with you, but the Rasul of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, ‘Fatimah is like a branch from me. Whatever makes her happy makes me happy and whatever makes her angry makes me angry. On the Day of Qiyamah every lineage will be cut off except my lineage.’ You are already married to her (grand) daughter[1]. So if I get you married to my daughter this will anger her.”

So he returned after excusing himself in this way.[2]

 

May Allah have mercy on you, see how much respect this great Sahabi had for Fatimah, the daughter of the Rasul of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam even after her demise. He considered her likings with regards to her grandchildren also. He gave up the opportunity of marrying his daughter to the leader of the Banu Hashim in his time. How great was the love and affection between them.

 

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[1] He was married at that time to his cousin, Fatimah bint Hussain ibn ‘Ali radiya Llahu ‘anhum.

[2] Fada’il al Sahabah of Imam Ahmed #1347; It is also narrated by al Hakim in al Mustadrak, #4747. Al Hakim classified it as Sahih according to the requirements of al Bukhari and Muslim. Al Dhahabi concurred.

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