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70 amazing facts about 70 Sahaba / Companion of Prophet Muhammmad

70 amazing sahaba

“Sahaba”-The Companion of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

Definition of Sahaba: Anybody who met the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), believed in him and died a believer.

“Allah looked into the hearts of His slaves, and He saw that the heart of Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the best of people’s hearts, so He chose him for Himself and sent him with His message. Then He looked into the hearts of His slaves after the heart of Muhammad, and He found that the hearts of his Sahaba (companions) were the best of people’s hearts, so He made them the supporters of His Prophet, who fought for His religion. So whatever they think is good, is good before Allah, and whatever they think is bad, is bad before Allah.” (Abdullah Ibn Masood)

The Sahaba were the first and best generation of Muslims. We need to learn about them, love them, and emulate them. To help you learn more about the Sahaba, here is a short list of 70 amazing facts about 70 Sahaba.

NOTE: I did not write (RA) after each Sahabi’s name, as it is recommended to say it but not obligatory to write it. (RA) is short for Radi Allahu Anhu/haa/hum which means ‘May Allah be pleased with him/her/them’.

List compiled by Sheikh Ismael kamdar :

The Rightly Guided Caliphs: (The four Great Sahaba who ruled after the Prophet)

  1. Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq – He was the Prophet’s (pbuh) chosen companion for the Hijrah. (Migration To Madinah)
  2. Umar Ibn Al-Khattab – During his reign, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Egypt all became part of the Muslim Empire.
  3. Uthman Ibn Affan – He was considered the most modest of the Sahaba and even the angels would feel shy around him.
  4. Ali Ibn Abi Talib – He grew up in the Prophet’s (pbuh) home and accepted Islam when he was ten years old.

The Early Converts: (Those who converted before the Hijrah)

  1. Zaid Ibn Haritha – He chose to live with the Prophet (pbuh) over his own father.
  2. Khadija Bint Khuwailid – She was the Prophet’s first wife and the first believer too.
  3. Fathima Bint Asad – She was the wife of Abu Talib and raised the Prophet (pbuh) after his grandfather passed away.
  4. Safiyya Bint Abdul Mutallib – She was the Prophet’s (pbuh) aunt and mother of Zubair Ibn Al-Awwam1
  5. Abu Ubaidah Ibn Al-Jarrah – He was known as the trustworthy man of this ummah and was chosen to lead the Muslim armies by Umar Ibn Al-Khattab.
  6. Abu Dharr Al-Ghifaari – He was not from Makkah but went to Makkah in search of the Prophet (pbuh) and became an early convert.
  7. Zubair Ibn Al-Awwam – He was the first person to draw his sword in defense of Islam.
  8. Bilal Ibn Rabaa – He was an African slave who was freed and became the first Mu’addhin.
  9. Talha Ibn Ubaidullah – He was known as the living martyr due the number of injuries he sustained at Uhud.
  10. Sad Ibn Abi Waqqas – He was one of the blessed ten and the last of them to pass away.
  11. Fathima Bint Al-Khattab – She was the sister of Umar and converted to Islam before him.
  12. Zaid Ibn Al-Khattab – He was the elder brother of Umar, converted to Islam before him, and was martyred at Yamama.
  13. Abdur Rahman Ibn Awf – He was the wealthiest Sahabi and was extremely generous. He was also one of the blessed ten.
  14. Khabbab Ibnt Arrat – He was an early convert who endured the worst torture for the sake of Islam.
  15. Saeed Ibn Zaid – He was one of the blessed ten, husband of Fathima Bint Khattab and the son of the famous Zaid Ibn Amr Ibn Nufail. (look him up)
  16. Sumayya bint Khayyat – She was the first martyr to die for Islam. She was killed by Abu Jahl.
  17. Yasir Ibn Amir – Husband of Sumayya, he was the first male martyr to die for Islam. Also killed by Abu Jahl.
  18. Ammar Ibn Yasir – The son of Yasir Ibn Amir. He lived a long life and died during the civil war.
  19. Mus’ab Ibn Umair – He was the first person to be sent out of Makkah on an official mission of Dawah, and was responsible for the Dawah spreading through Madinah.
  20. Abu Hudhaifah Ibn Utbah – He was an early convert to Islam who was martyred at Yamama.
  21. Salim Mawla Abi Hudhaifah – He was the slave of Abu Hudhaifa, who freed him and adopted him. They died together in Yamama,
  22. Hamza Ibn Abdul Mutallib -He was the uncle of the Prophet (pbuh). He was martyred at Uhud.

The Ansar of Madinah: (The helpers, the Sahaba from Madinah)

  1. Sa’d Ibn Muadh – He was the leader of the Aus tribe, and was martyred after the Battle of the Trench.
  2. Sa’d Ibn Ubadah – He was the leader of the Khazraj tribe, and was appointed as the leader of the Ansaar.1
  3. Abdullah Ibn Rawaaha – He was the poet who defended Islam with his words. He was martyred at Mut’ah.
  4. Umm Sulaim Ar-Rumaysa – When Abu Talha wanted to marry her, she asked him to convert to Islam and his conversion would suffice as her Mahr (wedding gift).
  5. Anas Ibn Malik – The son of Umm Sulaim, he served the Prophet (pbuh) for ten years and never encountered a bad word from him.
  6. Al-Baraa Ibn Malik – Another son of Umm Sulaim, he was a brave warrior responsible for the victory at Yamama.
  7. Abdullah Ibn Salaam – He was a Jewish Rabbi who converted to Islam.
  8. Salmaan Al-Farsee – He was a Persian who traveled in search of the truth. His travels brought him to Madinah and Islam.
  9. Abu Darda – He was known for his dislike for this world and love of the late night prayer.
  10. Abu Dujana – He was a brave warrior who was given the Prophet’s (pbuh) sword.
  11. Umm Haram Bint Milhan – The Prophet (pbuh) prophecized that she would sail with the first Muslim navy. She did so and was buried in Cyprus.

The Late Converts: (Those who converted in the last five years of the Prophet’s life)

  1. Khalid Ibn Waleed – He was known as the sword of Allah and was undefeated in battle.
  2. Amr Ibn Al-Aas – He was a well-spoken diplomat and was responsible for the conquest of Egypt.
  3. Abu Sufyan – He fought against Islam most of his life, eventually converted and from his progeny came the first Muslim dynasty.
  4. Hind Bint Utbah – The wife of Abu Sufyan, and the mother of the first Muslim King, Muawiyah.
  5. Wahshi – He was a freed slave who was responsible for killing Hamza before becoming a Muslim, and accredited with killing the false prophet Musaylama after converting.
  6. Uthman Ibn Talha – He was responsible for the keys of the Kabah and this responsibility remains with his descendants until today.
  7. Ikrimah Ibn Abi Hakam – He was the son of Abu Jahl, and died a martyr at Yarmook.
  8. Safwan Ibn Umayyah – He was the son of Umayyah Ibn Khalaf and only converted to Islam after the battle of Hunayn.
  9. Suhail Ibn Amr – He was a dynamic speaker and initially a staunch enemy of Islam. He expressed great regret at accepting Islam so late, and made up for it in Jihad.
  10. Abu Hurairah – He converted to Islam three years before the Prophet (pbuh) passed away, yet narrated more Hadiths than any other Sahabi.
  11. Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan – He was the first Muslim king and founder of the Umayyad Dynasty.
  12. Yazeed Ibn Abi Sufyan – He was the elder brother of Muawiyah and considered more righteous than him.
  13. Abbas Ibn Abdul Mutallib – He was the uncle of the Prophet (pbuh) and is considered the last person to make Hijrah to Madinah.

The Prophet’s Wives: (Khadija was already mentioned earlier)

  1. Aisha Bint Abi Bakr – She narrated more Hadiths than any other woman and was a great scholar of Islam.
  2. Sauda Bint Zam’ah – She was the second woman that the Prophet (pbuh) married and helped raise his daughters.
  3. Hafsa Bint Umar – She was the daughter of Umar Ibn Al-Khattab and the custodian of the Qur’an.
  4. Zainab Bint Jahsh – She was the Prophet’s cousin and married to him through Surah Al-Ahzaab. She was known for her generosity.
  5. Safiyyah Bint Huyay – She was the daughter of a Jewish Chief, and a descendant of Prophet Harun (AS).
  6. Juwairiyyah Bint Al-Harith – She was known for spending most of her time in Salah and Dhikr.2
  7. Zainab Bint Khuzayma – She was known for her generosity and passed away two years after marrying the Prophet (pbuh).
  8. Maymuna Bint Al-Harith – She was the last woman that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) married.1
  9. Umm Habiba Bint Abi Sufyan – She was one of those who migrated to both Abyssinia and later Madinah.
  10. Umm Salama – She was known for her wisdom and knowledge. She narrated many important Hadiths.

The Prophet’s Family and Relatives:

  1. Fathima – She is the leader of the women of Paradise.
  2. Zainab – She was the Prophet’s eldest daughter and passed away during his lifetime.
  3. Ruqayya – She was married to Uthman Ibn Affan and passed away around the same time as the Battle of Badr.
  4. Umm Khulthoom – She married Uthman Ibn Affan after her sister passed away. She also passed away during the Prophet’s lifetime.
  5. Hassan Ibn Ali – He was responsible for ending the first civil war and reuniting the ummah.
  6. Hussain Ibn Ali – He was known for his courage in standing up for what he believed in. He was martyred at Karbala.
  7. Fadhl Ibn Abbas – He was the Prophet’s (pbuh) cousin and assisted in his burial.1
  8. Abdullah Ibn Abbas – He was the younger brother of Fadhl and is known as the greatest authority on Tafseer.
  9. Jafar Ibn Abi Talib -He was the Prophet’s (pbuh) cousin, and represented the immigrants to Abyssinia in the court of the King of Abyssinia.
  10. Usamah Ibn Zaid – He was the son of Zaid Ibn Haritha and the Prophet (pbuh) appointed him as a leader when he was still a teenager.

 

 

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Pakistani Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi,ex aetheist to quit acting for Allah and to Spread Islam.


In a video shared by him on Twitter, Hamza Ali Abbasi spoke about his journey – how he became an atheist when he was 14-15 years old and how science “brought him back” being a theist when he went to the US.

“I want to spend the rest of my life talking about God,” Abbasi said in the video-sharing that his decision is based on 10 years research.

Abbasi, who recently married Naimal Khawar, said that now he will try to shape his life in accordance with Islam and will try to spread across the message through various platforms.

“Being an ‘ex-atheist’, I want to share the answers I have received about God with people. I don’t want to debate or convince people, I just want to share,” he said and added that if he will make any movie or show, then it will be about Islam.

Read –What Allah says to the disbelievers


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Man involved in Babri Masjid demolition now builds mosques to wash away guilt


Do you know that Kar sevak from Haryana who was part of Babri Masjid demolition, now preaches Islam, builds masjids ?He has built 90 Mosque so far.

Aamir, a former Shiv Sena leader from Panipat, Haryana often recalls the fateful day of December 6, 1992, that marked the demolition of Babri Masjid.

Aamir said that along with his friend Mohammed Umar, formerly Yogendra Pal, he had vowed to construct the Sri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya demolishing the masjid. Today, the two are fulfilling their pledge to renovate 100 mosques, in an attempt to purge themselves of their sins.

On December 1, 1992, Aamir reached Ayodhya to join thousands of kar sevaks coming from across the country. On December 6 that year, according to Aamir, he was the first man to climb the middle dome.

“We feared that the army might have been deployed in large number. But on ground there was hardly any security, that gave us a boost and we were mentally prepared to demolish the masjid that day,” said Mohammed Aamir.

Aamir along with many other kar sevaks from Sonipat and Panipat demolished the dome with spades and pickaxes.

“When I reached my home town Panipat after that I was given a hero’s welcome by the people,” Aamir said.

“But at home, my family’s reaction shocked me. My secular family denounced my actions. I had participated in the kar seva because I felt strongly about it, but I realized later that I was wrong.”

Mohammed Aamir, born a Rajput, said, “I realized that I had taken law in my hands and violated the constitution of India. Guilty, I embraced Islam.”

Ref :India Today.


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#Hijabisanidentity- Hijab walk to Stop the discrimination and marginalization of Muslim women and girls.


Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right in the Ghanaian legal system. To be specific Article 21 (c) of the 1992 Constitution states: “All persons shall have the right to freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practice.”

Unfortunately, most Muslim women and girls living in Ghana have dealt with individuals who exert their biases and bigotry into institutional cultures. Thus, making it impossible for Muslim women to wear the hijab as part of their religious freedoms stipulated in the 1992 constitution.

The #Hijabisanidentity campaign pushes for the right of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab to be free to do so without intimidation from any individual or institution.

Why do Muslim Woman Wear Hijab.

Recently, an invigilator of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) asked a candidate to remove her hijab before sitting her exams. This latest move sparked a recent social media campaign by Islam advocates dubbed: #Hijabisanidentity

They believe the successful campaign which culminated in a massive demonstration in some regions – North, Ashanti and Accra – will help shake up some traditionally-held cultural misconceptions about the female Muslim identity. On Saturday October 12, Ghanaian Muslim women marched for their right to wear the hijab. The #Hijabisanidentity campaign is still on.

Stop policing Women’s bodies!

My hijab, my CHOICE My choice, my right


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Sinéad O’Connor Performs in Hijab.Says : ‘I have been a Muslim all my life and I didn’t realise it’


Dublin: Singer Sinead O’Connor stepped out in a traditional hijab with her son after converting to Islam in October.

The 52-year-old wore a bright red abaya and matching hijab when she appeared on “The Late Late Show” in Dublin on Friday night, reports ” the sun”

Earlier in the day, she arrived at the studio with her son, 15-year-old Shane Lunny, who looks exactly like his mom.

Sinead was dressed more casually in blue trousers, a matching belted shirt, and a navy cardigan. She complete the look with a dark blue headscarf. Shane carried his mother’s red abaya to the venue.

Shane apart, Sinead is also mother to 32-year-old Jake, 23-year-old Roisin and 12-year-old Yeshua.

In October last year, Sinead announced that she had converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada Davitt.

Sinéad O’Connor has described how she felt “at home” after reading the Koran and subsequently embracing the Muslim religion.

The singer, who has returned following a five-year hiatus from touring, announced her decision to “revert” to Islam almost a year ago and says she often wears the hijab as a means of signalling her new-found beliefs.

The word ‘revert’ refers to the idea that if you were to study the Koran you would realise that you were a Muslim all your life and you didn’t realise it. That’s what happened to me,” she said on Friday night’s Late Late Show.

“I am 52. I grew up in a very different Ireland to the one that exists now and it was a very oppressed country religiously speaking. And everybody was miserable; nobody was getting any joy in God.

”The singer, who has long captivated audiences with her views on Irish life, spoke about reading the scriptures as a child and later exploring other religious texts “trying to find the truth about God”. She left Islam until last because she held her own prejudices about the religion, she said.

Ref :”The Sun”


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Archeologists finds the World’s Oldest Rural Mosque in Israel


 Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land,

world's oldest rural mosque

The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back to the 7th to 8th centuries.

There are large mosques known to be from that period in Jerusalem and in Makkah but it is rare to find a house of prayer so ancient whose congregation is likely to have been local farmers, the antiquities authority said.

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Excavated at the site were the remains of an open-air mosque — a rectangular building, about the size of a single-car garage, with a prayer niche facing south toward Makkah.

“This is one of the earliest mosques known from the beginning of the arrival of Islam in Israel, after the Arab conquest of 636 C.E.,” said Gideon Avni of the antiquities authority.

“The discovery of the village and the mosque in its vicinity are a significant contribution to the study of the history of the country during this turbulent period.”

Source : Arab news


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7 thoughts on “70 amazing facts about 70 Sahaba / Companion of Prophet Muhammmad”

  1. As Salam alikum, ( Peace be upon you.)

    The comment above by Anis Sayani is taken out of context, fabricated and modified to make the argument. I suggest you read authentic Seerah and History books. Nothing like what you describe happened, no one disobeyed the prophet at all. No one ever even had a thought of disobeying the prophet. Umar (RA) like others present there were not expecting the Prophet to die and simply considering this that the Prophet (SAW) is going through sick period and will get better soon. I don’t have space and time here to explain the whole incident.

    Please read the whole seerah and you will understand the no muslim at the time of Prophet, specially the Sahaba would never disobey the Prophet.

  2. Do you call these people rightly guided who disobeyed prophet s.a.w. when Allah says in Holy Quraan
    4:59 O you who have attained to faith! Pay heed unto God, and pay heed unto the Apostle and unto those from among you [76] who have been entrusted with authority; and if you are at variance over any matter, refer it unto God and the Apostle, [77] if you [truly] believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best [for you], and best in the end.

    Look at the following hadith mentioned in Bukhari and Muslim . References given at the end of Hadith below.

    It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: When the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was dying, there were men in the house among whom was ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Come, let me write for you a document after which you will not go astray.” ‘Umar said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) is overcome with pain, and you have the Qur’an; the Book of Allah is sufficient for us. The people in the house disagreed, and they argued. Some of them said: Come close and let the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) write for you a document after which you will not go astray. Others agreed with what ‘Umar said. When their debating and argument in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) became too much, the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Get up and leave.”

    ‘Ubayd-Allah said: Ibn ‘Abbaas used to say: What a calamity it was when the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) was prevented from writing that document for them because of their disagreement and arguing.

    Narrated by al-Bukhaari (6932) and Muslim (1637)

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