Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A)

Hazrat Imam Abu Daud Tyalasi (R.A) narrated the event of the faith of Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A), in his own words;

In my youth, I used to graze herds of Abu Mu’ayt in the outskirts of Makkah. One day, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) along with Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) called upon me and said, “O young man! Would you please favour us with some milk to drink?” “I have the milk.” I said, “but I am not to give it to you, for I am trustee over it and I dare not commit a mistrust.” The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) asked as if there was an untouched she-goat with me.

I replied yes and then I brought the one He (S.A.W) asked for. Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) got hold of its rope and whilst praying to Allah (S.W.T), Holy Prophet (S.A.W) held its udder in his blessed Hands. The udder immediately filled with milk.

Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) milked the she-goat and gave us the milk to drink. We drank milk first and then the Prophet (S.A.W). When we all filled our stomachs, Holy Prophet (S.A.W) enjoined the udder to shrink and it shrank back as before.

Witnessing the miracle, I embraced Islam and requested the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) to teach me. Rasoolullah (S.A.W) turned his hand over my head saying, “Allah bless you, you shall be an educated and learned youth.”

By the blessings of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A) excelled in learning amongst all the Companions of the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W).

He (R.A) was allowed to appear before the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) whenever he wanted. He (R.A) was also blessed to have served the beloved Prophet (S.A.W). Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A) used to hold the curtain when the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) bathed, he helped him to put on and take off his blessed Shoes (Na’lain Paak). Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A) also used to keep the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)’s shoes under his (R.A) armpit when the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) took them off.

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) also gave Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (R.A) the glad tiding of being delivered, (i.e. being Janathi). (Al-Syrat-ul-Halbia, Vol.I,p.266 and Al-Syrat-ul-Nabuwat, Ibn-e-Kathir, Vol. I, p.444)