Name: AbdurRahman (1)
Genealogy: ‘Awf bn Abdil Harith bn Zurrah bn Kubab bn Murrah bn Ka’b bn Luayy (2)
Tribe: Quraysh; Banu Zuhrah (3)
Mother’s Name: Shifaa bnt Abdil Harith bn Zuhr (4)
Date of Birth: 10 years after the Year of Elephant (that was 570 CE) (5)
Kunyah: Aboo Muhammad (6)
Names of Wives: Ummu Kulthoom bint ‘Utbah bn Rabee’ah bint Shaybah bn Rabee’, Umm Kulthoom bint Mu’ayt, Sahlah bint Aasim bn ‘Adiyy, Sahlah bint Suhayl bn ‘Amru, Umm Hakeem bint Qaasit, Ibnah Al Khashkhaash, Tamaadhi bint Al Asbagh, Umm Hurayth, Majd bint Yazeed, Ghazaal bint Kisra, Zaynab bint As Siyaaha, Badiyah bint Gheelaan, Asmaau bint Salamah and Bujayrah bint Haanee. (7)
Names of Children: Saalim Al Akbar (died before Islaam), Umm Al Qaasim(born before Islaam), Muhammad, Ibraheem, Humayd, Isma’eel, Humaydah, Ammatur Rahmaan, Ma’an, Amru, Zayd, Ammatur Rahmaan As Sughrah, ‘Urwah Al Akbar, Saalim Al Asghar, Aboo Bakr, AbduLlaah, Aboo Salamah (AbduLlahi Al Asghar), Abdur Rahmaan, Mus’ab, Aaminah, Maryam, Suhayl Aboo Abyad, ’Uthmaan, ‘Urwah, Yahyah, Bilaal and Juwayriyyah. (8)
Date of Acceptance of Islam: Before the Prophet (SallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam) entered the house of Arqam. (9)
From: Aboo Bakr (10)
Profession: Trading (11)
Battles Fought: All battles (12)
(1) He was from the tribe of the Prophet (SallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam).
(2)He was among the eighth people that first accepted Islaam.
(3)He was one of the five people that accepted Islaam from Aboo Bakr.
(4)He was from the first emigrants.
(5)He performed two migrations (to Abyssinia and then Madinah).
(6)He witnessed Badr and all other wars.
(7)He was from the Ten promised Al Jannah.
(8)He was from the six men committee assigned by Umar.
(9)The Prophet (SallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam) died while pleased with him.
(10)The Prophet (SallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam) prayed behind him during journey.
(11)He was stabbed in the battle of Uhud.
(12)He was stupendously rich, a fortunate trader and extremely generous.
(13)He freed 31 slaves in a day (13).
He has two narrations in Saheehayn; Al Bukhaaree singularly collected 5 and 65 narrations in other Musnad (14).
Narrations about Him: Anas bn Malik reported, the Prophet (sallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam) said to him when he saw the signs that he just got married:
“May Allah bless it, offer a banquet even with one sheep.” (15)
Narration from Him: The Prophet (sallaLlaahu ‘alayhi was sallam) said:
“Whosoever is not merciful will not be shown mercy” (16)
Date of Death: 32A.H (17)
Age: 75 years (18)
1)Al Usd p.779, As Siyar 1/68, Talqeeh Fuhoom p. 82 and Al Isti’aab 1/508.
5)Al Usd 779 and as Siyar 1/74
6)Al Usd 779, As siyar 1/68 and Isti’aab 1/508.
7)Talqeeh Fuhoom, p.83 and Al Isti’aab 1/508-509.
10)Al Usd pg779.
11)Al Usd p.780 and As Siyar 1/92.
13)Al Usd 778-781
14)As Siyar 1/68-69
15)Bukharee, Tirmidhee, An Nasaaee, Ibn Majah and Ahmad reported it.
16)As Saheehah 1/790
17)As Siyar 1/92
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