|The First Islam Ambassador|
Biography of Mus'ab ibn Umair RA
ibn Umair (Arabic:مصعب
also known as
Good") was a sahabi
From the Banū ‘Abd al-Dār branch of the Quraysh,
he embraced Islam
614 CE and was the first ambassador of Islam. He was martyred in the
ibn Umair ra was born to the Banū ‘Abd al-Dār branch of the Quraysh
tribe.Although his exact birth year is not known, it is believed that
he was born sometime between 594 and 598 CE since he was very young
when he embraced Islam in 614.,
was the son of Umair ibn Hashim and Khunaas Bint Maalik, and his
parents were wealthy.,Even
as a young man, he was permitted to attend meetings of the Quraysh
The first Muslims used to meet with Muhammad SAW at the house of Al-Arqam known as the Islamic learning center. Mus'ab went to this house to find out more about Islam. As a result of hearing the reciting of the Qur'an and the preaching of Muhammad SAW , he was converted.
first Mus'ab kept his faith a secret, for he was afraid of how his
mother would react.But one day a Quraysh opponent of Muhammad SAW, Uthman
ibn Talhal, saw him entering Al Arqam's house and joining the Muslim
prayers. The news spread and eventually reached his mother, who
chained him in their house with the intention of making him
Mus'ab would not renounce his faith. Muhammad SAW advised him to join the companions who were emigrating to Abyssinia so that he would not be harassed again.
Ambassador of Islam
ibn Umair was appointed the first ambassador of Islam and was sent to
Yathrib (Medina), to
prepare the city for the forthcoming Hijrah.
A man of Medina named Sa'd ibn Zurarah assisted him. After they had
preached Islam, many residents of Medina were converted, including
such leading men such as Sa'd ibn Muadh, Usayd ibn Khudayr and Sa'd
ibn Ubadah.It was estimated that by the time Muhammad arrived in
September 622, Medina had ten thousand Muslims. These Medinan
converts were known as Ansars.
participated in the Battle
Muhammad's SAW forces included Abu
Mus`ab ibn `Umair, Az-Zubair
ibn Yasir ra and
The Muslims also brought seventy camels and two horses, meaning that
they either had to walk or fit three to four men per camel.However,
many early Muslim sources indicate that no serious fighting was
the future Caliph Uthman ra stayed
behind to care for his sick wife Ruqayyah ra the daughter of Muhammad SAW. Salman
the Persian also
could not join the battle, as he was still not a free man.
of the Quraishi nobles, including Amr
Shaiba, and Umayah
joined the Meccan army. Their reasons varied: some were out to
protect their financial interests in the caravan; others wanted to
avenge Ibn al-Hadrami, the guard killed at Nakhlah; finally, a few
must have wanted to take part in what was expected to be an easy
victory against the Muslims. Amr ibn Hishām is described as shaming
at least one noble, Umayah ibn Khalaf, into joining the expedition.
in the Battle of Uhud
of Uhud. In
of Uhud in
625 CE, Muhammad SAW assigned Mus'ab ibn Umayr ra to carry the Muslim
the battle, some Muslims fled from their positions on the
battlefield, giving the opposing forces a clear path to attack
Muhammad SAW himself. On realising the danger, Mus'ab ra, who was of a
similar build and colouring to Muhammad SAW , raised the standard and
shouted the takbir
is greatest!"), with the intention of diverting the enemies'
attention towards himself and allowing Muhammad SAW to escape unhurt.
Mus'ab ra was attacked, and his right hand was severed, but he continued
to repeat the Quranic words, "Muhammad SAW is only a Messenger of God. Messengers have passed away before
Musab ra was hit by a spear thrown by Ibn Kami'ah
|The Matyrs of Uhud..Mus'ab and other Syahid buried here.|