A compilation of 51 stories from ‘Companions of The Prophet’ by Abdul Wahid Hamid and Alim Online
Table of Contents
Abdullah Ibn Abbas Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As-Sahmi Abdullah Ibn Jahsh Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud Abdullah Ibn Sailam Abdullah Ibn Umar Abdullah Ibn Umm Maktum Abdur-Rahman Ibn Awf Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari Abu Dujana Abu Musa Al-Ashari Abu Hurayrah Abu Sufyan Ibn Al-Harith Abu Ubaydah ibn Al-Jarrah Abu-d Dardaa Abu-l Aas ibn ar-Rabiah Adiyy Ibn Hatim Al-Baraa Ibn Malil Al-Ansari Amr Ibn Al-Jamuh An-Nuayman Ibn Amr An-Numan Ibn Muqarrin At-Tufayl Ibn Amr Ad-Dawsi Habib Ibn Zayd Al-Ansari Hakim Ibn Hazm Hudhayfah Ibn Al-Yaman Ikrimah Ibn Abi Jahl Jafar Ibn Abi Talib Julaybib Khabbab Ibn Al-Aratt Muadh Ibn Jabal Muhammad Ibn Maslamah Musab Ibn Umayr Nuaym Ibn Masud Rabiah Ibn Kab Sad Ibn Abi Waqqas Said Ibn Aamir Al-Jumahi 2
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Said Ibn Zayd Salim Mawla Abi Hudhayfah Salman Al-Farsi Suhayb Ar-Rumi Suhayl Ibn Amr Talhah ibn Ubaydullah Thabit Ibn Qays Thumamah Ibn Uthal Ubayy Ibn Kab Umayr Ibn Sad Al-Ansari Umayr Ibn Wahb Uqbah Ibn Amir Utbah Ibn Ghazwan Zayd Al-Khayr
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Abdullah Ibn Abbas
Abdullah was the son of Abbas, an uncle of the noble Prophet. He was born just three years before the Hijrah. When the Prophet died, Abdullah was thus only thirteen years old. When he was born, his mother took him to the blessed Prophet who put some of his saliva on the babe's tongue even before he began to suckle. This was the beginning of the close and intimate tie between Abbas and the Prophet that was to be part of a life-long love and devotion. When Abdullah reached the age of discretion, he attached himself to the service of the Prophet. He would run to fetch water for him when he wanted to make wudu. During Salat, he would stand behind the Prophet in prayer and when the Prophet went on journeys or expeditions, he would follow next in line to him. Abdullah thus became like the shadow of the Prophet, constantly in his company. In all these situations he was attentive and alert to whatever the Prophet did and said. His heart was enthusiastic and his young mind was pure and uncluttered, committing the Prophet's words to memory with the capacity and accuracy of a recording instrument. In this way and through his constant researches later, as we shall see, Abdullah became one of the most learned companions of the Prophet, preserving on behalf of later generations of Muslims, the priceless words of the Messenger of God. It is said that he committed to memory about one thousand, six hundred and sixty sayings of the Prophet which are recorded and authenticated in the collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim. The Prophet would often draw Abdullah as a child close to him, pat him on the shoulder and pray: "O Lord, make him acquire a deep understanding of the religion of Islam and instruct him in the meaning and interpretation of things." There were many occasions thereafter when the blessed Prophet would repeat this dua or prayer for his cousin and before long Abdullah ibn Abbas realized that his life was to be devoted to the pursuit of learning and knowledge. The Prophet moreover prayed that he be granted not just knowledge and understanding but wisdom. Abdullah related the following incident about himself: "Once the Prophet, peace be upon him, was on the point of performing wudu. I hurried to get water ready for him. He was pleased with what I was doing. As he was about to begin Salat, he indicated that I should stand at his side. However, I stood behind him. When the Salat was finished, he turned to me and said: 'What prevented you from being at my side, O Abdullah?' 'You are too illustrious and too great in my eyes for me to stand side by side with you,' I replied. Raising his hands to the heavens, the...