Sayyiduna Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه (Continued from last week)
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1) Sad Ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه was a great archer and horseman.
2) He was very brave.
3) He had great leadership skills.
4) He was steadfast and would not give up.
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1) Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه is among the Asharah Mubasharah (the 10 sahaba who were promised Jannah) and was the last among them to pass away.
2) He was well known for his far-sightedness and had great skill in shooting arrows. Due to this skill, he became the first person to shoot an arrow in the path of Allah (for the defence of Islam)
3) He was also amongst the 6 Sahabah that Sayyiduna Umar رضي الله عنه appointed after his demise to choose the next caliph.
4) He was known to be ‘Mustajabu Al-Da’awat’ (one whose prayers are readily answered). This was as a result of a Dua made by our beloved Nabi ﷺ.
5) He was fortunate to carry out the hijrah and participated in all the battles.
He was honoured to be one of the very few Sahabah who the prophet ﷺ said to them: “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you.” (Bukhari)
Sayyiduna Ali رضي الله عنه says: “I did not hear the Prophet ﷺ mentioning both of his parents (that is including both in the saying “May my father and mother be ransomed for you”) for anyone other than Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas.”
Saeed Ibn Musayyib says: I heard Sa’ad رضي الله عنه say: The prophet ﷺ mentioned to me his parents together in the battle of Uhud. (This is when he said إرم، فداك أبي وأمي (Shoot! May my parents be ransom to you.) (Bukhari)
This clearly shows what status the Messenger of Allah ﷺ held him in.
Sayyiduna Sa’d رضي الله عنه says: The prophet ﷺ heard me supplicating (on the day of Badr) so he said:
اللهم استجب له إذا دعاك
‘O Allah Accept his Dua when he asks from you’
Sayyiduna Sa’d رضي الله عنه says that the verse 15 of surah Luqman was revealed concerning me:
“I was a man who honoured his mother, but when I became Muslim, she said: `O Sa`d! What is this new thing I see you doing Leave this religion of yours, or I will not eat or drink until I die, and people will say:
Shame on you, for what you have done to me, and they will say that you have killed your mother.’ I said, `Do not do that, O mother, for I will not give up this religion of mine for anything.’ She stayed without eating for one day and one night, and she became exhausted; then she stayed for another day and night without eating, and she became utterly exhausted.
When I saw that, I said: `O my mother, by Allah, even if you had one hundred souls and they were to depart one by one, I would not give up this religion of mine for anything, so if you want to, eat, and if you want to, do not eat.’ So she ate.”
Ali Ibnul Madini رحمه الله says: “He was the last of the Asharah Mubasharah to pass away.”
Imam Dhahabi رحمه الله says: “He was the last of the muhajiroon to pass away.”
Ibn Abdil Barr رحمه الله says: “When he was passing away, he requested for a shirt (qamees) of wool and said: “Shroud me in this, as I met the enemy on the day of Badr while wearing this.”