"My father never lied." To be described by this singular virtue makes a person elligible for a highly elevated position among the pious and virtuous. Salamah Ibn Al-Akwa RA achieved such a position, one which he deserved. Salamah RA was one of the rare Arab spearmen, but he was also famous for his courage, generosity, and charitable deeds.
Had it not been for You
We would not have been guided,
Nor prayed nor given charity.
Bless us with tranquility,
And let us be strong and firm-hearted
when meeting our enemies.
In that battle 'Amir RA wanted to strike a polytheist with his sword. However, his sword bent and its edge injured him fatally. Some Muslims said, "Poor ‘Amir, he has been deprived of martyrdom."