Jabir bin ʿAbd Allah reported:
There was a Jew in Medina who lent me money until the date harvest season. – Jabir had a piece of land that was in the way of Ruma. –
One year, the trees produced little, so repayment was delayed. The Jew came to me at harvest time but I could not harvest anything from my land. I asked him to give me another year off but he refused. The news reached the Prophet ﷺ, whereupon he said to his companions, “Let us go and ask the Jew for respite for Jabir. »
They all came to see me in my garden and the Prophet ﷺ started talking with the Jew but the Jew kept saying, “Abu al-Qasim, I will not give him respite!” When the Prophet ﷺ saw this, he got up and walked around the orchard, then came back and talked to the Jew some more, but the latter continued to refuse his request.
I got up and brought fresh ripe dates (rutab) and put them before the Prophet ﷺ. He ate, then said to me: “Where is your hut, O Jabir?” I informed him and he said, “Spread me a bed in there. I spread out a bed and he came in and took a nap. When he woke up I brought him more dates and he ate some more then got up and spoke to the Jew once more but the latter again refused his request.
Then the Prophet ﷺ took another walk among the date palms – their branches were now full of fruit – and said, “O Jabir! Harvest your dates and pay off your debt. The Jew stayed with me while I picked the dates until I repaid his debt to him in full and I was left with the same number of dates. I went out until I reached the Prophet ﷺ and told him the glad tidings, whereupon he said, “I testify that I am the Messenger of Allah.”
Al-Bukhari reported it in his Sahih.
- ʿUmar – may Allah be pleased with him – reported:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ once went out with ʿUmar ibn al-Khattab. A woman approached them and said to the Prophet: “O Messenger of Allah, I am a respectable Muslim woman but I have a husband in my house who is like a wife.
The Prophet ﷺ said: “Call your husband.” She called him – he was a shoemaker – and the Prophet ﷺ said to her: “What about your wife, ʿAbd Allah? He replied, “By Him who honored you! I did my best with her. [lit.: My head has not remained dry away from her.]His wife said, “Barely once a month!”
The Prophet ﷺ said to him, “Do you hate him? She said yes. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Bring your heads together”. He placed the woman’s forehead against her husband’s and said, “O Allah! Put them in harmony and make them love each other.
Later, the Prophet ﷺ passed through the bedding market with ʿUmar ibn al-Khattab, whereupon the same woman came out wearing skins on top of her head. When she saw the Prophet ﷺ, she threw them down, approached him and kissed his feet.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “How are you with your husband? She replied, “By Him who honored you! There is no new possession, no old inheritance, no child of mine dearer to me than him!
The Prophet ﷺ said: “I bear witness that I am the Messenger of Allah. Whereupon ʿUmar said, “And I testify that you are the Messenger of Allah.”
Al-Bayhaqi narrated it with
his chain through al-Tirmidhi and his Shaykh al-Bukhari – and also from Jabir without mention of ʿUmar – in Dala’il al-Nubuwwa “The Proofs of Prophecy”.