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Young Companion Close-up: 10 Amazing Facts about Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umair (RA)

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Young Companion Close-up: 10 Amazing Facts about Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umair (RA)


1. Nicknamed Mus`ab the Good, this handsome & young companion grew up in a pampered way. He was exposed to every kind of luxury.

2. Faith filled his heart while in the companion of Muhammad, Sal Allahu alayhi wassalam, and other companions at Dar Al-Arqam.

3. He became Muslim after listening to the verses of the Qur’an recited by the Prophet (SAW).

4. He emigrated to Abyssinia twice. He was able to travel with other Muslims to escape prosecution.

5. Mus’ab Ibn ‘Umair (RA) was the first ambassador of Islam [to Madinah], tasked with instructing the Ansaar (Helpers) who believed in the Prophet’s (SAW) calling to invite others to Islam.

6. Under his mission, the number of Muslims rose from 7 to 70 in only a few months.

7. He was committed to his role, and carried out the Dawah (calling to Allah) duty with excellence.

8. His last words are preserved in a poignant verse of the Quran “Muhammad is not but a messenger. [Other] messengers have passed on before him. “(3:144).

9. His character, skills & accomplishments are truly exceptional; but too many to mention here.

10. Mus’ab (RA) was a youth, yet  filled with maturity and  wisdom. He had strong faith fused with great leadership and communication skills. His great passion for Islam remains an inspiration to all – young and old.

Are you inspired? What do you want to achieve in your youth? Share below..


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  1. Aboubakar February 6, 2014

    DJazak Allah khair for such great lesson! May Allah grant you the highest level in Jannah.

    1. Amina Edota February 6, 2014

      Wa iyyak Br. Aboubakar,
      Glad you connect with the great lessons.

  2. Abu Abidah December 20, 2013

    Masha Allaah! BaarakaLLahu fik Sr. may this be accepted of you.

    1. Amina Edota December 20, 2013

      Amin Abu Abidah.

      Keep reading and share the inspiration.

  3. Said Hasan December 16, 2013

    JazakAllah khayr. Truly inspiring.

    1. Amina Edota December 17, 2013

      Wa iyyak Br. Said,

      Stay inspired and keep posting your comments.

  4. tawakalt November 25, 2013

    the very first time i read abt musab i could not help wondering abt his great sacrifice of leaving all his luxuries of this world for the islam

    1. Amina November 25, 2013

      Jazaakillah for your comment Sr. Tawakalt.

      I feel you 100%. Each time I read Mus’ab’s story (RA), among the sooo many lessons in there – his great sacrifice stands out. Such a great model for all youth. Stay inspired!

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