Bios of the Salaf

Biography of the Salaf-us-Saleh.

Mus`ab Ibn `Umayr رضي الله عنه 

1. As youth, he was amongst the foremost to embrace Islaam.

2. He was born to a rich family.

3. He was a youth who had all the luxuries and he was well taken care off.

4. He abandoned the “riches” of this world for the riches of Islaam.

5. He left all the “luxuries” of this world for the luxuries of the Hereafter.

6. The stories of his sacrifices are too enormous to be mentioned here.

7. He had migrated to Abyssinia twice.

8. He was from among the first one to migrate to Madeenah.

9. He participated in the battles of Badr and Uhud, and in the latter he got martyred.

10. Ibn Sa`d reported on the authority of Ibraaheem lbn Muhammad lbn Shurhabeel Al-`Abdariy, who related from his father, who said: Mus`ab lbn `Umayr carried the standard on the Day of Uhud. When the Muslims were scattered, he stood fast until he met lbn Qumaah who was a knight. lbn Qumaah struck him on his right hand and cut it off, but Mus`ab said: {Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him.} [Surah aal-`Imraan (3):144]. He carried the standard with his left hand and leaned on it. lbn Qumaah struck his left hand and cut it off, and so he leaned on the standard and held it with his upper arms to his chest, all the while saying: {And Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him}. Then a third one struck him with his spear, and the spear went through him. Mus`ab fell and then the standard. [Tabaqaat al-Kubraa (3/89)]

Only one sheet was available to shroud him. It was so small that when his head was covered; his feet remained uncovered and if his feet were covered, his head remained uncovered. In another narration: the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered to cover his head with it and to put some grass over his feet.

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