The Guards of the Prophet - III
- Publish date:03/06/2013
‘Abbaad ibn Bishr ibn Waqish ibn Zaghbah ibn Zu‘awraa' ibn ‘Abd Al-Ashhal, may Allah be pleased with him:
He was one of those who witnessed the Battle of Badr, and he was among the leaders of the tribe of Al-Aws. He is the one whose stick had lit up for him at night when he was returning to his home after accompanying the Prophet . He embraced Islam at the hands of Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, may Allah be pleased with him, and he was among those who killed the leader of the Jews, Ka’b ibn Al-Ashraf. The Prophet nominated him to collect the obligatory charity and alms from the tribes of Muznah and Bani Saleem. He also assigned to him to lead the guard during the Battle of Tabook. ‘Abbaad, may Allah be pleased with him, showed extreme courage in the Battle of Al-Yamaamah, and he had a lofty status. He lived to be forty-five years, may Allah be pleased with him and make him pleased.
Abu Ayyoob Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him:
He is Khaalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb ibn Tha‘labah Abd Amr ibn Aw fibn Ghanam ibn Maalik ibn An-Najjaar ibn Tha‘labah ibn ‘Amr Al-Ansaari Al-Khazraji. He, may Allah be pleased with him, witnessed the second Al-‘Aqabah Pledge of Allegiance, as he went out with the delegation of Madeenah to give the Prophet their pledge of allegiance in Makkah.
When the Prophet reached Madeenah, emigrating from Makkah, he stayed at the house of Abu Ayyoob, may Allah be pleased with him, and he also paired him and Mus‘ab ibn ‘Umayr, may Allah be pleased with him, as brothers. He witnessed all the military expeditions with the Prophet .
It is narrated that when the Prophet married Safiyyah, may Allah be pleased with her, in Khaybar, he passed the night with her in a tent belonging to Abu Ayyoob, may Allah be pleased with him, who passed the night carrying his sword to guard the Prophet . He remained going around the tent until the morning, and when the Prophet got up and saw him in his place, he asked him: "What is up with you, O Abu Ayyoob?" He replied, “O Messenger of Allah, I was afraid of this woman (i.e., Safiyyah) on you, for you have just killed her father, her husband and her people, and until recently, she was in unbelief. So I was afraid of her on you." Whereupon, the Prophet said: "O Allah! Preserve Abu Ayyoob as he spent the night preserving me."
He, may Allah be pleased with him died in the year 52 A.H.
‘Abdullaah ibn Mas‘ood ibn Ghaafil Al-Huthali, may Allah be pleased with him:
The Prophet nicknamed him Abu ‘Abdur-Rahmaan. His father died in the Jaahiliyyah (Period of Ignorance), but his mother embraced Islam and accompanied the Prophet so he was often called by the name of his mother, ‘Ibn Umm ‘Abd’. He, may Allah be pleased with him, was among the first forerunners to Islam, being the sixth among the first six to enter into this religion. He emigrated to Al-Habashah and to Madeenah as well, and he witnessed the Battle of Badr and all the other battles with the Prophet . He was the one who delivered the deathblow to Abu Jahl, and the Prophet granted him the sword of Abu Jahl when he brought his head to him. He also guarded the Prophet on the day of the treaty of Al-Hudaybiyah. Moreover, ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, put him in charge of the state treasury in Al-Koofah during his Caliphate.
Ibn Mas‘ood, may Allah be pleased with him, died in the year 32 A.H., at the end of the Caliphate of ‘Uthmaan, may Allah be pleased with him.
Abu Qataadah Al-Ansaari, may Allah be pleased with him:
He was the horseman of the Prophet . There is a difference of opinion among historians about his name, yet the most well-known opinion is that his name is Al-Haarith ibn Rab‘iyy ibn Dawmah ibn Khinaas. He was also among the guards of the Prophet . He narrated about one-hundred and seventy Hadeeths (narrations) from the Prophet and from these Al-Bukhari and Muslim have agreed upon eleven. Al-Bukhari has exclusively related two Hadeeths, and Muslim related eight.
Anas ibn Abi Marthad Al-Ghanawi, may Allah be pleased with him:
His nickname is Abu Yazeed, and the name of his father is Kinaaz ibn Al-Haseen. Both Anas and his father, may Allah be pleased with them, accompanied the Prophet the father being twenty years older than his son.
On the day of the Battle of Hunayn, the Prophet asked his Companions, may Allah be pleased with them: "Who will be on guard tonight?" Anas ibn Abi Marthad Al-Ghanawi, may Allah be pleased with him, said, "I shall, O Messenger of Allah." [Abu Daawood]