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The Story of the Shahada of Thâbit Bin Qays

Thabit bin Qays took part in all the Islamic battles, but could not participate in the Badr, and he tried to obtain Martyrdom (shahada) which was portended by our prophet (PBUH) but he could not obtain it until the Yamama battle which was held between Musailamah Al Khadhdab and Muslims under the khilifat of Hazrat Abu Bakr. In that battle he was made the leader of the soldiers of Ansar and Mawla Abi Hadhifah became the leader of the soldiers of Muhajreen. Khalid Ibn Al Waleed became the leader of the whole Muslim’s Army, which included Bedouins except Muhajereen and Ansar. Initially, it was felt that the Army of Musaliammah was winning as his soldiers were in the position of breaking the tent of Khalid and were able to cut the ropes and were able to tear it apart. Taking into consideration that the Muslim’s army is eaten away by the enemy, sadnessw as there and said the interpretation of which is – Muslims will never do so in the company of Allah. Then he gazed his eyes in the sky and said the interpretation of which is – O God! Excuse us (Muslims) for what has been done by them and then the fight began along with the great Muslims fighters like Al-Bara’a Ibn Malik Ansari, The brother of Hazrat Umar (Zaid Ibn Khattab). The fight was there until he was martyred.  



There is a very strange story I would like to share with you. Upon the death of Thabit Ibn Qays, he was dressed in a very expensive chain mail armor suit, a newly reverted Muslim passed by him and grabbed it for himself. After a few days, a Muslim saw Thabit in a dream and asked if he recognized him? Upon positive response he told that Muslim that one of the Muslims took his chain coat. And told her the map of the house in which he was living. And told her to tell it to the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad PBUH) that he owes so and so.


His will was changed after his death. Hazrat Muhamad (PBUH) said the interpretation of which is;


In the name of Allah in which’s hand is my life, if you are busy to remember Allah, pleasure will be with the angels to have a shake-hand with you.

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