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Ramadan 2013 (Spiritual Guides)

Hazrat Amr bin Jamooh Ansaari (R.A)

Hazrat Amr bin Jamooh Ansaari (R.A) was a disabled Sahaabi who supplicated the following Dua, while exiting his house prior to battle of Badr, "O Allah (S.W.T), do not grant me return to my family from the war". His (R.A) four sons were also present with him in Holy battle.

People had stopped him from joining the battle as he was disabled. Nevertheless, Hazrat Amr (R.A) submitted to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) by saying, "Ya Rasoolullah (S.A.W), allow me to participate in the war as this disabled one desires to enter Jannah as a Shaheed."

Hearing this passionate plea, Rasoolullah (S.A.W) granted him permission. Hazrat Amr (R.A) could not contain the bliss of this and entered the battlefield. He (R.A) fought the Mushrikeen (non believers) relentlessly with his son by his side.

Hazrat Abu Talha (R.A) states, "I saw Hazrat Amr bin Jamooh (R.A) as he entered the battlefield and I heard him saying 'Oath on Allah (S.W.T) I crave Jannah!'".

Both father and son fought the Mushrikeen with much zeal (passion) until both had passed away as Shaheed.

After the battle, Hazrate Hind (R.A), the wife of Hazrat Amr bin Jamooh (R.A), later brought a camel on which she placed the blessed bodies of her husband, brother and son to be taken to Madina Shareef for burial.

The camel could not be moved but preferred to remain on the battlefield. She approached the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) about this, who asked whether she had heard her husband say anything while leaving his house.

Hazrate Hind (R.A) replied, "Yes! He made the following Dua whilst leaving the house, 'O Allah (S.W.T), do not make me return to my family after the war."

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) then said, "That's why the camel doesn't move towards Madina." (Madaarij, Vol. 2, Pg. 124)

Subhanallah, what bravery and love the Sahabah Iqraam (R.A) possessed, they gave everything for the cause of Islam. Due to their undivided love for Deen. Allah (S.W.T) granted their Duas instantly.