Both Allah SWT and Rasulullah SAW reciprocated the companions love and devotion.
"… God is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever." (Quran 9:100)
Rasulullah SAW said, "The best of my nation is my generation then those who follow them and then those who follow them."
Sa'id bin Zaid RA - Promised Paradise
As Sabiqun Al Awwalun - Abu-al-Aawar, Blessed
Companion, Disciple of Muhammad SAW
Zaid bins 'Amr RA was one of the very few Quraish who did neither believed in
nor practiced idolatry - the religion of the Quraish; before the advent of
Islam. Before Islam, Arabs often buried their girl children alive. Zaid bin
'Amr RA was one of the first people to oppose that barbaric tradition. He had
saved and raised many girls who were about to be buried alive by their families.
'Amr RA never participated in the celebrations of various gods and goddesses that
were worshipped by the Quraish and other Arab tribes. He traveled widely in
search of the True religion of Allah (God).
'Amr RA used to practice the religion of Ibrahim AS (Abraham). The Quraish used
to harass him for his religious beliefs including his brother Khattab bin 'Amr. Zaid bin
'Amr RA used to tell people that he was waiting for a Messenger of Allah (God)
to come among the descendants of Isma'il AS (Ishmael), but he was murdered five
years before Allah (God) chose Muhammad SAW His final Rasul (Messenger). Zaid bin
'Amr RA was buried near Mount Hira, where Allah (God) sent His first Wahi
(Message from Allah) to Muhammad SAW.
Zaid RA was born in Makkah in the year 22BH (Before Hijrah) (600 CE). He had
inherited his father's religious beliefs of Islamic Monotheism, and accepted
Islam at a young age. Sa'id bin Zaid RA along with his wife became Muslim when
only a handful of people had accepted it. They went through all sorts of abuse,
ridicule and torture because of their decision.
Fatimah RA was also among the as-Sabiqun al-Awwalun (Early Muslims). Sa'id bin
Zaid RA was married to Fatimah binti Khattab RA, sister of Umar bin Khattab,
who later became the second Khalifah (Caliph) of Muslims.
Umar bin Khattab
was a strong opponent of Islam, before he converted to Islam. He was greatly
distressed by the bifurcation of the Quraish tribe because of Islam. In his
anguish, he wanted to kill the Rasul of Allah, Muhammad SAW, to cement the
divided Quraish tribe.
One day he
decided to resolve the dispute forever. He took out his sword out of its sheath
and rushed towards Dar Arqam (House of Arqam RA) where the Rasulullah SAW and
his Sahabah (Companions) used to meet in secret during the early days of Islam.
On the way,
'Umar bin Khattab met a Sahabi (Companion) named Nu'aym bin 'Abdullah RA.
Nu'aym bin 'Abdullah RA could gather by the aggressive stance of Umar bin Khattab
that his intentions are very serious. Upon enquiry Saidina Umar bin Khattab RA told
him that he is going to kill the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad SAW, who was
responsible for dividing the once so cohesive Quraish tribe.
'Abdullah RA advised Umar bin Khattab to take care of his immediate family
first. He told him that his sister Fatimah binti Khattab RA and her husband
Sa'id bin Zaid RA had also accepted Islam.
Khattab was outraged at this news. In a fit of anger, he rushed to the house of
Sa'id bin Zaid RA, to take care of his sister and brother in-law first. When he
reached there, both Sa'id bin Zaid RA and his wife Fatimah binti Khattab RA
were listening to the recitation of the Quran by Khabbab bin Arrat RA. He was
reciting from the twentieth Surah (Chapter) of the Holy Quran named Ta-Ha.
Khattab heard his recitation from the outside when he reached their house. He
was in a state of confusion, the recitation did have a strange tranquilizing
effect on him, but his anger overcame it. He entered
their house and started beating Sa'id bin Zaid RA mercilessly. 'Umar bin
Khattab also hit his sister Fatimah binti Khattab R, when she tried to save her
husband Sa'id bin Zaid RA. He wanted to force both of them to quit their newly
accepted religion of Islam, to return to the age-old religion of ignorance that
their ancestors practiced for so long.
merciless thrashing did not yield any results and both remained steadfast. When
'Umar bin Khattab got tired of beating them, better sense prevailed upon him
after seeing them bleeding. A sense of guilt over took him. Then he remembered
the strange versed he had heard prior to entering their house. Out of
curiosity, he asked them to recite the same verses back to him, which he heard
while entering their house. Sa'id bin Zaid RA and Fatimah binti Khattab RA
recited those beautiful verses from the Quran again. Its 14th Ayah (Verse)
resulted in a total change of heart of 'Umar bin Khattab.
He was awed by the power and truth in the
words of Allah (God).
I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so
worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My Remembrance.
Surah (Chapter) Ta-Ha The Qur-an 20:14
'Umar bin Khattab
went straight to Dar Arqam (House of Arqam R), where the Messenger of Allah,
Muhammad SAW was temporarily staying with his Sahabah (Companions) and
converted to Islam immediately.
Zaid RA and his wife Fatimah binti Khattab RA were instrumental in the conversion of Saidina
Umar bin Khattab RA who became one of
the greatest followers of Islam.
SAW used to pray to Allah for causing change of heart of either one of the two
big enemies of Islam, 'Umar bin Khattab or Abu Jahl bin Hisham. He wanted
either of them to accept Islam and become a Muslim. Allah SWT answered his
prayers by sending 'Umar bin Khattab RA to the folds of Islam.
Zaid RA and his wife Fatimah binti Khattab RA migrated to Madinah with other
Muslims. They stayed with Rafa'ah bin 'Abdul Mandhar RA, brother of Abu Lubabah
RA. Sometime later, Rasulullah SAW granted him a piece of land for building a
In his early
career, he served as the secretary of Rasulullah SAW and recorded the verses of
the Quran which were revealed to Rasulullah SAW.] History record that Sa'īd bin
Zaid RA was a pious man and he never did anything throughout his life against
the teachings of Rasulullah SAW. It is said that ‘Sa'īd always covered Muhammad
keeping himself ahead and in front of him in battle and always stood behind him
in prayers. He took part in a number of battles, even after the death of
Muhammad, for the sake of Islam, and fought very bravely.
Zaid RA participated in all the battles fought for the cause of Islam, except
the battle of Badr because Rasulullah SAW had sent him and Talhah bin 'Ubaidullah
RA on a reconnaissance mission a few days before it. Muslim army had just
returned to Madinah after achieving victory at Badr in their first battle with
the Quraish, who greatly outnumbered Muslims; when these two Sahabah
(Companions of Rasulullah SAW) also returned from their mission.
SAW gave them their share in Mal Ghanimah (War Booties) and told them that they
would also get rewarded for Jihad (Striving for the Cause of Allah). Sa'id bin
Zaid RA rode with Rasulullah SAW as a commanding officer of a battalion of the
victorious Muslim army that conquered Makkah without any bloodshed in the year
8H (Hijrah) (629 CE).
Zaid RA had served under all four Khalifah" Rashidun (Rightly guided
Caliphs) after the demise of Rasulullah SAW. During the Khalifah
(Tenure of a Caliph) of 'Saidina Umar bin Khattab RA, he commanded the infantry
battalions of the Muslim army during the initial battles in Sham (Syria). Sa'id
bin Zaid RA showed exemplary bravery in the battle of Ajnadayn where he
commanded a unit. Sa’id bin
Zaid RA also participated in the battles for Damishaq (Damascus) and Fahl. He
killed the Roman governor of Hums. Sa’id bin Zaid RA was instrumental in the
Muslim victory in the battle of Yarmuk.
Zaid RA had also briefly served as the 'Amil (Governor) of Damishaq (Damascus),
but he voluntarily resigned to participate in Jihad (Striving for the Cause of
Allah) for Sham (Syria). Sa’id bin
Zaid RA who heard the glad tiding of eternal bliss from the tongue of Rasulullah
SAW, spent his luminous and long life in the struggle for belief. Sa’id bin
Zaid RA was so close to Rasulullah SAW that he was always around him like a
moth. Said bin Jubair RA expresses this closeness as follows:
Bakir, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Talha, Zubair, Sa'd, Abdurrahman bin Awf and Sa’id
bin Zaid RA used to fight in front of the Messenger of Allah during the battle
and pray behind him during the prayers."
showed that they were loyal friends of Rasulullah SAW in all phases of their
lives. After the
demised of Rasulullah SAW, Sa’id bin Zaid RA, formed the most important link of
the caravan of the Islamic service. Sa’id bin Zaid RA showed great effort in
the selection of the caliphs. Sa’id bin Zaid RA exerted great efforts in order
to prevent disagreement and conflicts. When he placed Saidina Umar RA, who was
the symbol of justice, in the grave next to Rasulullah SAW, he was shedding
somebody asked, "O Aba Awar! Why are you crying?", Sa’id bin Zaid RA
he was crying for his cause:
crying for Islam. The martyrdom of Saidina Umar RA is a gap opened in Islam.
This gap is not going to be closed until the Day of Judgment." Thus, he expressed the unique place of Saidina
Umar RA in the history of Islam.
Zaid RA had a great role in the Victory of Yarmuk and the Conquest of Damascus
during the caliphate of Saidina Umar RA.
Sa’id bin Zaid RA was the commander of a military unit when they
encountered the Byzantine army in the Valley of Yarmuk. The Byzantine army
suddenly attacked the left wing of the Islamic army. It looked as if the
Byzantine army would defeat them. Sa’id bin Zaid RA was among the commanders
that preserved their places and persevered. Sa’id bin Zaid RA jumped off his
horse and said,
and recklessness make man attain honor in the world and mercy in the hereafter.
We should try to attain both."
were excited by his speech and played an important role in the Victory of
Yarmuk. Their commander fought at the front and kneeled down when he was tired.
The enemy panicked when Sa’id bin Zaid RA killed the Byzantine commander.
Making use of this panic, Sa’id bin Zaid RA attacked the center. Soon, the
river behind them was full of the dead bodies of the enemy soldiers.
Conquest of Damascus, Hz. Abu Ubaidah RA, the commander of the army offered Hz.
Said to become the governor of Damascus. Preferring serving to holding a post,
Sa’id bin Zaid RA wanted to make jihad; he said,
Ubaydah, I want to make jihad in the way of Allah. Give the post of
governorship to another brother that you find appropriate."
Zaid RA served in the Islamic army of conquest for a long time. Sa’id bin Zaid
RA played an important role in making the region of Iraq and Syria become parts
of the Islamic land. Then, Sa’id bin Zaid RA travelled around these regions,
and taught and trained people. Sa’id bin Zaid RA tried to prevent the gossips
against Saidina Uthman RA and Saidina Ali RA. Mughira bin Shuba was the
governor of Kufah. Once, Mughira was sitting in the biggest mosque of Kufah and
people had gathered around him.
bin Zaid RA entered the mosque. The governor welcomed him with respect and made
him sit next to him. Then, a man from Kufah entered the mosque and started to
utter ugly words. Sa’id bin Zaid RA could not realize what was happening and
asked the governor,
Mughira! Against whom is this man talking?" Mughira said,
Saidina Ali RA." When Sa’id bin Zaid RA heard it, he became very sad and
said to the governor.
Mughira! The Companion of Rasulullah SAW is insulted and condemned in your
presence but you do not prevent him; you keep silent!" Sa’id bin Zaid RA kept
report you a hadith that I heard from Rasulullah SAW with my own ears. Rasulullah
SAW said, "Abu Bakr is in Paradise; Umar is in Paradise; Uthman is in
Paradise; Ali is in Paradise; Talha is in Paradise; Zubair is in Paradise; SA’d
bin Abi Waqqas is in Paradise." If it was necessary to mention the ninth
one, I would mention him, too."
day, people gathered around Sa’id bin Zaid RA and insisted on learning the name
of the person he did not mention by vowing. Sa’id bin Zaid RA could not put up
with their insistence and said,
you have vowed by the name of Allah, I will tell you: I am the ninth one."
would be better for any of you to live with Rasulullah SAW and make his face
dusty in jihad than all of the good deeds he would do if he lived as long as
Zaid RA spent the last years of his long life in Aqiq near Madinah. Sa’id bin
Zaid RA was engaged in agriculture there.
woman called "Awra binti Uways", whose land was next to his land,
went to Marwan bin Hakam, the governor of Madinah and complained about him.
Zaid RA occupied some of my land. Take it from him and give it to me."
sent a few people to investigate the issue. Sa’id bin Zaid RA was in his land
in Aqiq. The delegation mentioned him about the complaint. Sa’id bin Zaid RA whose
place in Paradise was definite when he was alive, realized that he was wronged.
He said to them,
report you something that I heard from Rasulullah SAW said, 'If a person seizes
a land that does not belong to him, that land will be wrapped around his neck
on the Day of Judgment even if he is under the seventh floor of the earth. A
person who dies for his property is regarded as a martyr.'"
bin Zaid RA vowed that he did not violate the land of the woman. Then, he
raised his hands and prayed as follows:
Allah! If this woman is lying, blind her eyes before she dies and make her well
a grave for her!"
Almighty heard the cry of the oppressed and accepted his prayer. The woman who
slandered him became blind after a while. Then, she fell into the well in her
garden while she was wandering around her house. The well became her grave. On his
death-bed, the second Khalifah (Caliph) of Muslims, Saidina Umar bin Khattab RA,
nominated a panel of prominent Sahabah (Companions of Rasulullah SAW) to choose
his successor. Because of their close relationship he did not nominate Sa’id
bin Zaid RA on it; although he was qualified to be included in that panel.
Zaid RA did not mind it at all and was among the first Muslims to do Baiah
(Pledge Allegiance) to the newly elected Khalifah (Caliph) of Muslims, Saidina Uthman
bin 'Affan RA.
Zaid RA was in Kufah when Saidina Uthman bin Affan RA was martyred. Sa’id bin
Zaid RA was disgusted by the events that followed the Shahadah (Martyrdom) of
Saidina Uthman bin 'Affan RA. Sa’id bin Zaid RA withdrew himself from active
life and did not participate either in the battle of Jamal or Siffin. He spent
his life in prayers living in a quite suburb of Madinah. Sa’id bin
Zaid was offered the office of a Governor on account of his courage and
administrative abilities, but he did not accept it.
Once he was
appointed Governor of Damascus without his consent. He wrote to Abu ‘Ubaidah RA,
“I am unable to offer such a sacrifice. You will perform Jihad while I will be
deprived of it. Please send someone else to replace me as soon as you receive
this letter. I am coming to you soon.” Later, he fought as an ordinary soldier
in all the battles which were waged for the cause of Islam.
He is said
to have passed the rest of his life in perfect peace and did not ever incline
towards the mundane pleasures of life.
He disliked taking oaths. Once he had to
attend a court of law in connection with a suit. The judge asked him to speak
on oath. He withdrew his case and abandoned his claim. His submission to faith,
his fear of Allah, and his services for the cause of Islam, earned him the glad
tidings from Muhammad during his lifetime that he would enter the Eternal
Gardens in the life hereafter.
Zaid RA greatly respected the fourth Khalifah (Caliph) of Muslims, 'Ali bin Abu
Talib RA, to whom he had also pledged his allegiance.
Zaid RA died in Madinah in the year 50 or 51H (Hijrah) (670-673 CE) on a
Friday. Sa'ad bin Abu Waqqas RA gave him the final bath and 'Abdullah bin 'Umar
RA lead his Janazah Salah (Funeral Prayers). He died aged seventy nine in 673
AD (51 AH) during the reign of Muawiyah and was buried by Saad ibn Abi Waqqas
and the son of Umar.
In 673 (AH) Said
bin Zaid RA passed away. He prayed Salatul Fajr at the Masjid one morning,
returned home and passed away during his nap. Sa’ad ibn Abu Waqqas RA and
Abdullah ibn Umar RA were the sahabah who performed Said Bin Zaid RA ghusl.
Both of them give the account that whenever they perfumed the body of Said bin
Zaid RA , they found that his body already had the sweetest of smells. It was
as if Allah SWT was saying to Said bin Zaid RA that his service has been
Another version about the biography and the life of Said bin Zaid
RA - The Early Muslim
binti Zaid RA, the sister of Sa’id bin Zaid RA was married to 'Abdullah bin Abu
Bakr RA. After his death, Saidina Umar bin Khattab RA married her. When Saidina
Umar bin Khattab RA achieved Shahadah (Martyrdom), Zubair bin Al 'Awwam RA
married her who also achieved Shahadah (Martyrdom).
He be glorified, heard the prayer of Zaid RA. When Muhammad the Messenger of
Allah rose up inviting people to Islam, his son Said was in the forefront of
those who believed in the oneness of God and who affirmed their faith in the Prophethood
of Muhammad. This is not strange for Said grew up in a household which
repudiated the idolatrous ways of the Quraish and Sa’id bin Zaid RA was
instructed by a father who spent his life searching for Truth and who died in
its pursuit. Said was not yet twenty when he embraced Islam. His young and
steadfast wife Fatimah, daughter of al-Khattab and sister of Umar RA, also
accepted Islam early. Evidently both Said and Fatimah managed to conceal their
acceptance of Islam from the Quraish and especially from Fatimah's family for
some time. She had cause to fear not only her father but her brother Umar who
was brought up to venerate the Kabah and to cherish the unity of the Quraish
and their religion.
Khattab was a headstrong young man of great determination. Sa’id bin Zaid RA saw
Islam as a threat to the Quraish and became most violent and unrestrained in
his attacks on Muslims. Sa’id bin Zaid RA finally decided that the only way to
put an end to the trouble was to eliminate the man who was its cause. Goaded on
by blind fury he took up his sword and headed for Rasulullah’s house. On his
way he came face to face with a secret believer in Rasulullah who seeing Umar's
grim expression asked him where he was going. "I am going to kill
Muhammad..." There was no mistaking his bitterness and murderous resolve.
The believer sought to dissuade him from his intent but Umar was deaf to any
arguments. He then thought of diverting Umar in order to at least warn the
Prophet of his intentions.
Umar," he said, "Why not first go back to the people of your own
house and set them to rights?" "What people of my house?" asked
Umar Al Khattab? "Your sister Fatimah and your brother-in-law Said bin
Zaid RA. They have both forsaken your religion and are followers of Muhammad in
his religion..." Umar turned and made straight for his sister's house.
There he called out to her angrily as he approached. Khabbab ibn al-Aratt who
often came to recite the Quran to Said bin Zaid RA and Fatimah Al Khattab RA was
with them then. When they heard Umar's voice, Khabbab hid in a corner of the
house and Fatimah concealed the manuscript. But 'Umar had heard the sound of
their reading and when he came in, he said to them: "What is this haynamSa’id bin Zaid RA ah (gibbering) I heard?"
to assure him that it was only normal conversation that he had heard but he
insisted: "Hear it I did," he said, "and it is possible that you
have both become renegades." "Have you not considered whether the
Truth is not to be found in your religion?" said, Said bin Zaid RA to Umar
trying to reason with him. Instead, Umar set upon his brother-in-law hitting
and kicking him as hard as he could and when Fatimah went to the defense of her
husband, Umar struck her a blow on her face which drew blood. "O
Umar," said Fatimah, and she was angry. "What if the Truth is not in
your religion? I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and I bear witness
that Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
wound was bleeding, and when Umar saw the blood he was sorry for what he had
done. A change came over him and he said to his sister: "Give me that
script which you have that I may read it." Like them Umar could read, but
when he asked for the script, Fatimah said to him: "You are impure and
only the pure may touch it. Go and wash yourself or make ablutions."
Thereupon Umar went and washed himself, and she gave him the page on which was
written the opening verses of Surah Ta-Ha. He began to read it and when he
reached the verse, 'Verily, I alone am God, there no deity but me. So, worship
Me alone, and be constant in Prayer so as to remember Me, 'he said: "Show
me where Muhammad is."
made his way to the house of al-Arqam and declared his acceptance of Islam and Rasulullah
SAW and all his companions rejoiced. Said bin Zaid RA and his wife Fatimah were
thus the immediate cause which led to the conversion of the strong and
determined Umar and this added substantially to the power and prestige of the
emerging faith. Sa’id bin Zaid RA was totally devoted to Rasulullah SAW and the
service of Islam. Sa’id bin Zaid RA witnessed all the major campaigns and
encounters in which the Prophet engaged with the exception of Badr. Before
Badr, he and Talhah were sent by the Prophet as scouts to Hawra on the Red Sea
coast due west of Madinah to bring him news of a Quraish caravan returning from
Syria. When Talhah and Said returned to Madinah the Prophet had already set out
for Badr with the first Muslim army of just over three hundred men.
passing away of Rasulullah SAW, Sa’id bin Zaid RA continued to play a major
role in the Muslim community. He was one of those whom Abu Bakr consulted on
his succession and his name is often linked with such companions as Uthman, Abu
Ubaidah RA and Sad ibn Abi Waqqas RA in the campaigns that were waged. Sa’id
bin Zaid RA was known for his courage and heroism, a glimpse of which we can
get from his account of the Battle of Yarmuk. Sa’id bin Zaid RA said: "For
the Battle of Yarmuk, we were twenty four thousand or thereabout. Against us,
the Byzantines mobilized one hundred and twenty thousand men. They advanced
towards us with a heavy and thunderous movement as if mountains were being
moved. Bishops and priests strode before them bearing crosses and chanting
litanies which were repeated by the soldiers behind them.
When the Muslims saw them mobilized thus,
they became worried by their vast numbers and something of anxiety and fear
entered theft hearts. Thereupon, Abu Ubaidah RA stood before the Muslims and
urged them to fight. "Worshippers of Allah" he said, "help Allah
and Allah will help you and make your feet firm." "Worshippers of Allah
be patient and steadfast for indeed patience and steadfastness (Sabr) is a
salvation from unbelief, a means of attaining the pleasure of God and a defense
against ignominy and disgrace."
out your spears and protect yourselves with your shields. Don't utter anything
among yourselves but the remembrance of Allah Almighty until I give you the
command, if God wills." "Thereupon a man emerged from the ranks of
the Muslims and said: "I have resolved to die this very hour. Have you a
message to send to Rasulullah SAW, may God bless him and grant him peace?"
replied Abu Ubaidah RA, "convey salam to him from me and from the Muslims
and say to him: O Rasulullah, we have found true what our Lord has promised
us." "As soon as I heard the man speak and saw him unsheathe his
sword and go out to meet the enemy, I threw myself on the ground and crept on
all fours and with my spear I felled the first enemy horseman racing towards
us. Then I fell upon the enemy and Allah removed from my heart all traces of
fear. The Muslims engaged the advancing Byzantines and continued fighting until
they were blessed with victory."
Zaid RA was ranked by Rasulullah SAW as one of the outstanding members of his
generation. He was among ten of the companions whom Rasulullah SAW visited one
day and promised Paradise. These were Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Abdur-Rahman
ibn Awl, Abu Ubaidah RA , Talhah, Az-Zubair RA, Sad of Zuhrah, and Said the son
of Zaid the Hanif. The books of Rasulullah’s sayings have recorded his great praises
of the Promised Ten (al-'Asharatu-l Mubashshirun) and indeed of others whom on
other occasions he also gave good tidings of Paradise.
HADITHS NARRATED BY SAID BIN ZAID RA
There are many verses in the Qur'an
concerning the companions. Sa’id bin Zaid RA narrated 48 Alhadith (Sayings of
of Allah SWT said, ‘Abu Bakr is in Paradise, ‘Umar is in Paradise, ‘Alee is in
Paradise, ‘Uthmaan is in Paradise, Talhah is in Paradise, Az-Zubayr is in
Paradise, ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf is in Paradise, Sa’d Ibn Abee Waqqaas is in
Paradise, Sa’eed Ibn Zayd Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Nufayl is in Paradise, and Abu Ubaydah
Ibn Al-Jarraah is in Paradise.’”
Sahih: Tirmidhi 3747, Ahmed (1/193)
Sa'id ibn Zaid: AbdurRahman ibn al-Akhnas said that when he was in the mosque,
a man mentioned Ali (may Allah be pleased with him). So Sa'id ibn Zayd got up
and said: I bear witness to the Apostle of Allah SAW that I heard him say: Ten persons will go to
paradise: Rasulullah SAW will go to
paradise, Abu bakr will go to paradise, Umar will go to paradise, Uthman will
go to paradise, Ali will go to paradise, Talhah will go to paradise: Az-Zubayr
ibn al-Awwam will go to paradise, Sa’d ibn Malik will go to paradise, and Abdur
Rahman ibn Awf will go to paradise. If I wish, I can mention the tenth. The
People asked: Who is he: So he kept silence. The again asked: Who is he: He
replied: He is Sa'id ibn Zaid. .. (Abu Dawud Book #40, Hadith # 4632) Recorded
in Ibn Majjah as well.
Found in: The Book of the Sunnah
Hadith no: 133
Said bin Zaid bin Amr bin Nufail
Messenger of Allah (saw) was one of the Ten (given glad tidings of Paradise).
He (saw) said: Abu Bakr will be in Paradise; Umar will be in Paradise; Uthman
will be in Paradise; Ali will be in Paradise; Talhah will be in Paradise;
Zubair will be in Paradise; Sad will be in Paradise; Abdur-Rahman will be in
Paradise.” He was asked: 'Who will be the ninth?' He said: 'I will.'” (Sahih)
Found in: The Book of the Sunnah
Hadith no: 134
Narrated: Said bin Zaid
“I bear witness that I heard the Messenger of
Allah (saw) say: 'Stand firm, O (mountain of) Hira', for there is no one upon
you but a Prophet, a Siddiq and a martyr.'” Then he listed them as follows:
“The Messenger of Allah (saw), Abu Bakr, 'Umar, 'Uthman, 'Ali, Talhah, Zubair,
Sad, Ibn Awf and Saeed bin Zaid.” (Sahih)
Found in: The Chapters on Legal Punishments
Hadith no: 2580
Narrated: Said bin Zaid bin Amr bin Nufail
that the Prophet (saw) said: "Whoever is
killed defending his property, he is a martyr." Sahih
From Akwar Abi Said bin Zaid 'Amru bin Nufel
r.a (he was one of the ten people who was witnessed to enter Heaven ) who said:
“I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “He who is killed
while guarding his property is a martyr, he who is killed while defending
himself is a martyr, he who is killed while defending his religion is a martyr,
and he who dies protecting his family is (also) a martyr."
(Abu Daud and at- Tirmidhi)
Saeed bin Zaid (R.A.) narrates that I heard Rasulullah
SAW) saying, "Truffles are like Manna (i.e. they grow naturally without
man's care) and their water heals eye diseases."(Farooqi, 19 Video: Said Bin Zaid RA.