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Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair’s – may Allah be pleased with him – full name of this blessed person is Urwah bin Zubair bin Al Awwam Quraishi and his title is “Abu Abdullah”. He was born in 22 A.H. He had immense knowledge and was extremely pious and noble.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – learned Hadith from his blessed father, Hadrat Sayyiduna Zubair bin Al Awwam – may Allah be pleased with him, his blessed mother Hadrat Sayyidah Asma binte Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with them – and his blessed aunt, Hadrat Sayyidah Ayesha – may Allah be pleased with her. He had also acquired knowledge from many other blessed companions as well.

 

Among those who narrated from Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – was his son Imam Hishaam bin Urwah and Imam Zuhri – may Allah be pleased with them –. He was also among the seven famous Jurists of Madina Shareef who were considered as oceans of knowledge.

 

Imam Abu Ziyad mentions that he had met those seven eminent Jurists of Madina Shareef and among them, Hadrat Sayyiduna  Urwah bin Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – was certainly someone whose knowledge was like a never ending ocean. Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – was noted for his immense Ibadah and Zuhd. He used to also fast for months of end.

 

It is mentioned that once a huge sore appeared on Hadrat Sayyiduna Urwah bin Zubair’s – may Allah be pleased with him – leg and it was suggested that it be cut off. He allowed them to do this while he was fasting and no one had to even hold him while they cut off his leg. After this, he made Du’a that it was through the Divine Grace of Allah Almighty that at least his still had one leg. He passed away in Madina Shareef in 94 A.H. while he was in a state of fasting. (Tabqaat, She’rani, Tahzeeb)

 

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