(Continuing from Part four)
Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued:
I was astonished and perplexed at what my aunt had said, and so I asked her, “O aunt! What are you saying?” She replied by reciting the following couplets:
عثمان يا عثمان يا عثمان لك الجمال ولك الشان
هذا نبي معه البرهان أرسله بحقه الديان
وجاءه التنزيل والفرقان فاتبعه ولا تغيا بك الأوثان
‘Uthmaan! O ‘Uthmaan! O ‘Uthmaan! You have been blessed with beauty and you have been blessed with prestige.
This is a Nabi with whom there are clear proofs and signs. The Lord of recompense has deputed him with the truth.
The word of Allah is revealed to him, which distinguishes between truth and falsehood. So follow him and do not allow the idols to misguide you.
Hearing these couplets, I asked her, “O aunt! You are speaking of something that has yet to be (known and) mentioned in our land, so clarify it for me.” She replied, “Muhammed (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the son of ‘Abdullah, is the Rasul of Allah. He brought the message of Allah, inviting mankind towards Allah. His lamp is a true lamp (of guidance), his word is righteousness and piety, his deen is one of success and his affair is one of salvation. He will face opposition and the valleys will be under his control. Calls and shouts made against him will be of no avail, even if the spears fall (against him), sides are struck and spears are wielded (against him).”
(To be continued, Insha Allah)
(Isaabah vol. 4 pg. 327 and Al-Riyaadh-un-Nadhrah vol. 3 pg. 8)