· The Karaamaat (i.e. supernatural events or abilities) of the devout and pious are means that Allaah facilitates to support them, such as the grapes that Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, was eating off season, as well as the bees that protected the body of ‘Aasim, may Allaah be pleased with him. Another one of these Karaamaat is the news of these Companions reaching the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam that same day. Also, in some battles in Islaamic history, the Muslim army’s horses were enabled by Allaah to walk on the surface of the sea. One might ask if there is a difference between these Karaamaat and the actions of magicians, or are they considered Karaamaat also? The answer is that Karaamaat are only granted to people who are devoutly obedient to Allaah, who adhere to His commands, have sound faith, and who refrain from His prohibitions.
Conversely, magicians associate with Allaah in worship and have corrupt faith; they deal with the devils and never pray, and some of them also consume intoxicants and commit adultery and fornication. One should not be deceived by these people and their acts, even if they do perform certain supernatural feats, because the Dajjaal (antichrist) will also have supernatural abilities despite being a disbeliever. A pious person to whom certain supernatural powers are granted would not openly inform others about them; he would conceal these matters in the fear that his intention would become corrupted and that he would therefore fall into ostentation. Quite the opposite of this is what the magicians do; they love to show such feats to others and always exaggerate their abilities. Additionally, in most cases, the supernatural abilities that these people claim are the result of assistance from jinns, such as when they are able to stab themselves with knives, strike their heads with axes, and so on, without inflicting any harm upon themselves.
· Allaah tests His slaves however, whenever and with whatever He pleases. Having ten Companions killed is not an easy matter to endure, but Allaah is the All Wise, although people do not comprehend the wisdom behind His actions; Allaah Says what means: “..And [that He may] take to Himself from among you martyrs…”[Quran 3: 140] Allaah wished to honour these people by granting them martyrdom and admitting them into Paradise, and this is certainly superior to remaining alive. Remaining alive entails continuously struggling in this life, whilst after martyrdom a person would enjoy an eternal joyful life; his grave would be illuminated and he would have a gate from Paradise opened towards himself whilst still in his grave. Therefore, the love of Allaah for His devout slaves is the reason for them leaving this life as martyrs, as well as a way of Him honouring them.
· Shaving the pubic hair is one of the natural dispositions of the human, and this is what Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, wanted to do prior to being killed when he requested the razor.
· Spying on the enemy before fighting a battle is something that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would do as it is a worldly means that should be utilised.
· A Muslim should be careful not to leave any trace behind him that could lead his enemies to him.
· A Muslim should act with dignity and pride and should not surrender himself to his enemies, just as ‘Aasim, may Allaah be pleased with him, did when he refused to go down and surrender to the disbelievers.
· Strength lies in one mastering archery, or sniping in our time. `Uqbah bin `Aamir Al-Juhani, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam saying from the pulpit, “Prepare to meet them (i.e. the enemy) with as much strength as you can afford. Indeed strength is in archery, strength is in archery, strength is in archery.”"[Muslim]
· One should reflect the merits of Islaam by behaving nobly with others. Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, did so by not harming the woman's boy.
· Allaah provides for whom He wills, however He wills.
· The infidels of Quraysh honoured the sanctity of Makkah and refused to kill Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, until they took him outside its boundaries, and after the sacred months had finished. Quite the opposite of this is what some contemporary Muslims do by following women inside the sacred mosque (i.e. Al-Haram) and committing other prohibitions whilst in it, thereby neglecting its sanctity.
· It is recommended to offer a two Rak’ahs prayer before being executed.
· It is recommended to supplicate against the disbelievers using the wording that Khubayb, may Allaah be pleased with him, used. This is quite unlike those who suffer from defeatism and spinelessness and who therefore propagate the notion of 'Interfaith', which states that all religions are from Allaah and that we Muslims should therefore neither curse nor supplicate against non-Muslims. They claim that we Muslims should not fight the disbelievers, whilst Allaah Says what means: “Fight those who do not believe in Allaah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allaah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth [i.e. Islaam] from those who were given the Scripture - [fight] until they give the jizyah [i.e. protection taxes paid by the disbelievers] willingly while they are humbled.”[Quran 9: 29] This call of Interfaith is a masonic one and is one of the worst forms of disbelief. How can one dare to believe that those who claim Allaah has a son, or that He is one of three (i.e. the trinity) are the same as the Muslims? Muslims can never meet half way with these disbelievers.