Sayyadna Abu Ayub Ansari rests in Istanbol.
Do you know how much he loved
Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm)?
Sayyadna Abu Ayub Ansari rests in Istanbol. Do you know how much he loved Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm)? Just read this hair raising emotional tale of Ishq e Rasul (sm). For us, it was such an honor to visit this beloved Ashiq Sahabi of Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm), MashAllah. Just note the acts which Sayyadi Ayub did in Ishq e Rasul (sm). These acts are not part of any fiqh nor written in books of law or ordered in Quran. Ishq e Rasul (sm) is a gift gifted to the most blessed and the closest to Sayyadi (sm).
When Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm) migrated and did Hijra from Makkah to Medina, the camel sat in front of the house of Sayyadi Abu Ayub Ansari. The house of Abu Ayyub Ansari was double-storied. When it was settled that the Prophet (s.a.w.) would stay at this place, he offered the Prophet (s.a.w.) to stay on the upper storey but the Prophet could not agree to this proposal, as he felt that people frequently coming to meet him would disturb his (Abu Ayyub’s) family. Thus the ground floor was made vacant for the Prophet (s.a.w.). Abu Ayyub (r.a.) sent meals to him twice a day and whatever he left uneaten was shared by Abu Ayyub and his wife.
He would look at the marks of the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) fingers on the food and place his own fingers at the same spots as a source of blessing.
Although the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) had stayed at the ground floor according to his own wish, it was quite unbearable for Abu Ayyub (r.a.) and his wife that they should live upstairs while the Prophet (s.a.w.) was downstairs. They were much disturbed to think that in this way they were showing disrespect to the Prophet (s.a.w.).
One night they could not sleep and passed the whole night sitting in a corner of the roof. In the morning Abu Ayyub (r.a.) came to the Prophet (s.a.w.) and said, “O Prophet of Allah, we could not sleep at night but passed the whole night sitting in a corner of the roof.” When the Prophet asked the cause, he replied, “Our parents may be sacrificed on you, we always remain thinking that we are committing disrespect to you. Last night this feeling grew to the utmost and we could not sleep.” After this he requested, “O Prophet of Allah, have mercy upon us and kindly shift upstairs. We are your slave and shall remain satisfied under your feet.” The Prophet (s.a.w.) granted his request and moved upstairs while Abu Ayyub and his wife moved to the ground floor.
- Abu Ayyub Ansari’s (r.a.) full name was Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb. His grave lies in Istanbul where he was honoured with martyrdom during the siege of Constantinople in 48 AH.
Alhamdolillah, we visited him and paid our deepest love to him for his love to Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm). recite Fatiha....