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Ramadan 2012 (Spiritual Guides)

Hazrat Muawiz (R.A) and Hazrat Muaaz (R.A)

It is mentioned in many AHadith and is commonly addressed that Abu Jahl (Father of Ignorance) was a great enemy of Islam. But do you actually know the individuals who were directly responsible for his destruction.

Hazrat Abdur Rahman bin Auf (R.A) is one of the great Companions of Holy Prophet (S.A.W), and is amongst the Ashrah Mubashrah (Ten Sahabah who were rewarded with Paradise during their lifetime).

He (R.A) narrates, “I was standing in the battle line of Badr flanked by two young boys. One of them secretively asked, “Please, do you know who Abu Jahl is?” I asked, “Why? What business do you have with him?” He answered, “I’ve taken a vow to Allah (S.W.T) that whenever Abu Jahl is seen by me, I will either kill him or die in fighting. As he is a great enemy to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)!

I looked at this boy in astonishment while the second said the same thing. At that moment Abu Jahl appeared before us twirling his sword and I gestured towards him.

The young boys immediately seized upon him as a predator pounces on his prey, and with their swords, launched a brave and severe attack which brought Abu Jahl to the ground. Their names were Hazrat Muawiz and Hazrat Muaaz (R.A), who were from the tribe of Ansaar.

Seeing this, Ikramah (the son of Abu Jahl) rushed to his father’s aid and attacked Hazrat Muaaz (R.A) with his sword from the back, striking him on his left shoulder with such force that he managed to cut away his arm from the shoulder socket, leaving the arm to dangle from it by only a little flesh. In this condition Hazrat Muaaz (R.A) fought and chased Ikramah who was later able to run away from him.

The Sahaabi (R.A) then continued to fight with others but found his hanging arm to be an obstruction to him. Bending to the ground, he then held it with his feet and rose sharply; completely separating it from his body and in this way was able to fight more freely. Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (R.A) later passed by Abu Jahl as he lay on the ground with little vigour left in him. He placed his leg upon his neck and said “Abu Jahl! Have you seen the manner in which Allah (S.W.T) has disgraced you?”

When the battle had finished, Rasoolullah (S.A.W) passed by the corpse of Abu Jahl with Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood (R.A) . He (S.A.W) gestured towards it and said, “Abu Jahl was the Firoun of his time” The Sahaabi (R.A) then severed the head of Abu Jahl and placed it at the feet of Rasoolullah (S.A.W). (Bukhari Shareef, Ghazwah of Badr& Dalaail un-Nubuwwah, Vol. 2, Pg 173).