Saturday, 22 October 2011

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (r.a.) Rebukes a Jinn

Hadhrat Aamir bin Abdullaah bin Zubayr (r.a.) reports that Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr was returning from Umrah with a group of people belonging to the Quraysh. They were at Yanaasib when they noticed a man sitting beneath a tree. Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (r.a.) went up to him and greeted him with Salaam. The man paid no heed to him and gave only a feeble reply. When Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (r.a.) alighted from his animal, the man did not move and Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr had to ask him to move from the shade. The man reluctantly complied.

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (r.a.) himself says, "I then sat down and, holding him by the arm, I asked who he was. 'I am a man from the Jinn,' came the reply. He had hardly spoken the words when every hair on my body stood on end. I then pulled at him saying, 'You are a man from the Jinn and have the audacity to appear before me like this?!' I noticed that he had the legs of an animal and when I rebuked him, he started to become meek. I further said, 'You behave so impudently before me when you are a Dhimmi?' He then fled.

When my companions arrived, they asked, 'Where is the man who was with you?' 'He was a man from amongst the Jinn,' I replied, 'and he ran away.' Every one of them then fell from his animal and I had to take them all and tie them to their animals. I then led them for Hajj without any of them returning to their complete sense." 

Ibn Mubaarak.

(From Hayatus Sahabah by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi)