Nourishing your soul.


In the Name of Allah.

If you don’t want to be forgotten when dead and rotted, either say something worth writing or write something worth saying. There was a great writer of Hadith. The one Abu Hurayrah (RadiyaLlahu ‘Anhu) confirmed to be more knowledgeable than himself. The one who fasted for days without break and had many nights without sleep, until the Messenger of Allah () forbade him from such and admonished him to be moderate.

He’s ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Al-‘As (RadiyaLlahu ‘Anhuma) from the tribe of Quraysh. He embraced Islam long before his father, who also later became an eminent companion. Interestingly, the difference in their ages (i.e. father [‘Amr Ibn Al-‘As] and son [‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr]) was just 9 years.

Of course, early marriage was never a problem for the people of the past. It was reported the Messenger of Allah () used to show preference to ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr over his father because of his superior knowledge and intense worship.

Remarkably, ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr was highly brainy, he knew the art of reading and writing, and thus had a very emotional relationship with the Quran. He memorized the whole Quran by heart. He used to say, to shed tears out of the Fear of Allah was more beloved to him than spending a thousand Dinar in charity.

Having the vehemence to write down the Prophetic sayings, he sought permission asking: “May I write down everything I hear from you in the states of contentment and anger?” The Prophet () replied: “Yes, for I speak nothing but the truth.”

According to the record, ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr narrated 700 Ahadith – eighteen were agreed upon by both Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Muslim (RahimahumuLlah), eight alone can be found in Sahih Al-Bukhari and twenty alone in Sahih Muslim.

As well, ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr partook in several battles. He’s the celebrated conqueror of Egypt.

I beseech Allah to be Especially Merciful to ‘AbduLlah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Al-‘As. (Aameen)

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