Assalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Shaykh,
I pray that you and all your family are in the best state of Iman and health – Ameen.
I have been asked a question which I need help on answering.
A few questions have arisen whilst someone was reading the blessed Seerah of Sayidina Muhammad Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam – Alfu Alfu Salaam:
Halimatul Sa’adiah the wetnurse of Sayidina Muhammad Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam was from the tribe os Sa’ad who were from Najd, is this the Najd that is the land that wasnt prayed for – is this correct?
Also did the tribe of Sa’ad used to oppose the messenger or support him Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam?
Why would someone so blessed be from the land that was prayed for?
The person asking is reading the Seerah written by Hajja Amina RadiAllah Anha, and I am ready to answer with your support to put this brothers thoughts clear (he has good intention and opposes the Najdiyya movement of the Khawarij).
May Allah Azajwajal increase your knowledge and allow people who are jaahil like myself to learn and take benefit from the true scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah like yourself, who clearly spread the true complete Islam and are not afraid to speak out against and warn about those who have corrupt Aqida and spread falsehood.
The Banu Sa`ad were from Madinah just as the Banu Zuhra were from Madina. Therefore Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) is from Madina from both his mothers: Amina and Halima. Hassan b. Thabit al-Ansari said in his poetry:
“O firstborn of Amina, she gave birth to you and raised you with the
help of Sa`d of the Stars, and so we can say that We (the people of
Madina) have given birth to the best of the Banu Hashim”.
Hajj Gibril Haddad