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ZUBAYR IBN AL-AWWAM (MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH HIM)


Az-Zubair ibn Al-Awwaam (May Allah be pleased with him) was also one of those given the glad tidings of Paradise during his lifetime and he too was a cousin of the Messenger of Allah (May Allah Honour him and Grant him Peace). He embraced the religion of Islam shortly after Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) when he was just fifteen years old. Az-Zubair immigrated to Ethiopia and to Medina and he fought alongside the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him in all of the battles including the Battle of Uhud, the Battle of Al-Khandaq, the Battle of Hudaybiyyah, the Battle of Khaibar, the Conquest of Hunayn, the Conquest of Taif, as well as the Conquest of Egypt. And he was the first one who drew his sword for the cause of making the word of Allah supreme.

 

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The Virtues of Az-Zubair Ibn Al-Awwaam

In a hadith narrated upon the authority of Jaabir ibn Abd-Allah (May Allah be pleased with him) who said that the Messenger of Allah (May Allah Honour him and Grant him Peace) said on the day of the Battle of the Confederates: "Who will gather news of the (enemy) people for us?" Az-Zubair said: "I will." Then he (the Messenger of Allah) repeated: "Who will gather news of the (enemy) people for us?" Az-Zubair said: "I will." Then he (the Messenger of Allah r) repeated (a third time): "Who will gather news of the (enemy) people for us?" Az-Zubair said: "I will." Then he (the Messenger of Allah r) said: "Every Prophet has a Hawaari (disciple or special helper), my disciple is Az-Zubair."

 

In another hadith also narrated upon the authority of Jaabir ibn Abd-Allah (May Allah be pleased with him) who said that the Messenger of Allah( May Allah Honour him and Grant him Peace) said: "Every Prophet has a Hawaari (disciple or special helper) and my disciple is Az-Zubair ibn Al-Awwaam." [1]

 

Full Name

Zubayr ibn al-'Awwam bin Khuwaylid bin Asad bin 'Abdul-'Uzza bin Quasyy bin Kilab b. Murrah

 

Parents

Awwam ibn Khuwaylid bin Asad bin 'Abdul-'Uzza / Safiyya bint ‘Abd al-Muttalib

 

Siblings

al-Saib bin al-'Awwam bin Khuwaylid, Zaynab bint al-'Awwam bin Khuwaylid, Umm Habib bint al-'Awwam bin Khuwaylid, 'Abdur Rahman bin al-'Awwam, 'Ubaidullah bin al-'Awwam, Bujayr bin al-'Awwam bin Khuwaylid

 

Birth Date/Place

28 BH/596 CE (Makkah)

 

Death Date/Place

36 AH/656 CE (Medinah)[ Martyred[Jamal] ]

 

Places of Stay

Makkah/Medinah

 

Area of Interest

Recitation/Quran, Narrator [ ع - صحابة ], Fiqh, Commander

 

Spouse(s)

Asma' bint Abi Bakr, Umm Khalid bin Khalid ibn Sa'id, Umm Kulthum bint 'Uqba, al-Rabab bnt Unaif

 

Children

'Abdullah ibn al-Zubayr, al-Mundhir bin al-Zubayr, 'Urwa ibn al-Zubayr, ''Asim ibn al-Zubayr, al-Muhajir ibn al-Zubayr, Khadija al-Kubra bint al-Zubayr, Ummul Hasan bint al-Zubayr, 'Aisha bint al-Zubayr, Khalid bin al-Zubayr, 'Amr bin al-Zubayr, Habibah bint al-Zubayr, Sawda bint al-Zubayr, Hind bint al-Zubayr, Zainab ibn al-Zubayr, Mus'ab ibn al-Zubayr, Hamza bin al-Zubayr, Ramla bint al-Zubayr, 'Ubaida bin al-Zubayr, Ja'far bin al-Zubayr, Hafsa bint al-Zubayr, Khadija al-Sughra bint al-Zubayr

 

Teachers/Narrated From

Muhammad (May Allah Honour him and Grant him Peace)

 

Students/Narrated By

'Abdullah ibn al-Zubayr, 'Urwa ibn al-Zubayr, al-Ahnaf bin Qays, Qays bin Abi Hazim, Malik bin Aws bin al-Hadathan, Maymun bin Mahran, Nafi' bin Jubayr bin Mut'im, others

 

Narrations

Sahih Bukhari: 7  [2]

 

References

[1] http://www.pbuh.us/prophetMuhammad.php?f=Re_10_AzZubairIbnAlAwwaam

[2] http://www.muslimscholars.info/

 

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