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He was truthful in what he said.

 

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

 

‘A man of the [nomad] Arabs came and believed in the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Then he said: “I shall emigrate with you.” And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) put him into the charge of some of his Companions.

In a campaign the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took some booty and this was divided up, and he gave him his share. And he [i.e., the Arab] said: “What is this?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “I have apportioned it to you.”

He said: “It was not for this that I followed you; rather I followed you that I might be pierced here (and he motioned with his hand to his neck) with an arrow, and that I might die and enter Paradise.” 

He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “If you are truthful in what you have just said, then Allah will fulfil your desire.”

So they remained there for a space; then they rose to do battle with the enemy. He was carried over to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, having been struck with an arrow exactly where he had pointed.

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Is it he?” They said: “Yes.”

He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “He was truthful in what he said, so Allah answered him.” Then he was shrouded in the garment of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), and He [the Prophet] walked before him and prayed over him.

This is part of what he said in his prayer:

 

 “O Allah, this is your servant who went forth as an Emigrant in your way and was slain a martyr. And I am a witness unto it.” 

Transmitted by An-Nisaa’I, on the authority of Shaddad bin al Hadi (رَّضِىَ ٱللَّهُ عَنۡهُ)

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