The martyrdom of Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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There is a narration that as a flag bearer in the Battle of Uhud, Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) first had one hand and then the other hand chopped off but he still carried the flag with his arms.


Ibn Sa’d (rahimahullah) has reported this incident from Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Al Waqidi (rahimahullah), the famous Historian.

(Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 3 pg. 89)

Imam Ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) states that the Historians are unanimous on the fact that Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was the flag bearer of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Battle of Badr as well as the Battle of Uhud.

(Al Isti’ab, vol. 4 pg. 37/38)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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