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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Jahm bin Huzaifah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates:

 

During the Battle of Yarmuk, I went around searching for my cousin among the wounded. I also had a container of water with me. My intention was to give this water to the injured. While I walked around, I noticed my paternal cousin and when I approached him, I noticed that he was severely injured. I cleaned his face and asked him whether he needs water. He nodded his head and I placed the container near his mouth.

 

However, at that moment, we heard the sound of another severely wounded Muslim nearby. My cousin then indicated to me that I should give this person the water. When I approached this person, I noticed that it was the brother of Hadrat Sayyiduna Amar bin Al Aas – may Allah be pleased with him, namely Hadrat Sayyiduna Hishaam bin Al Aas – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

As I drew near him, we heard the sound of another Muslim who was severely injured. Hadrat Sayyiduna Hishaam bin Al Aas – may Allah be pleased with him – then indicated that I give this Muslim the water. But as I drew near him, he passed away.

 

When I saw this, I returned to Hadrat Sayyiduna Hishaam bin Al Aas – may Allah be pleased with him – but he had already passed away. As I returned to my cousin, I noticed that he had already passed away.

 

Imam Waaqidi – may Allah be pleased with him – reports from Hadrat Sayyiduna Al Arabi – may Allah be pleased with him – that, “When Hadrat Sayyiduna Akramah – may Allah be pleased with him – was close to being martyred and someone brought water to him, he noticed that Hadrat Sayyiduna Sahl bin ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – was severely wounded and was also extremely thirsty. He turned to this companion and mentioned that the water should be given to his Muslim brother instead of giving it to him.

 

However, as the water was given to Hadrat Sayyiduna Sahl bin Abdullah – may Allah be pleased with him – he noticed that Hadrat Sayyiduna Haarith bin Hishaam – may Allah be pleased with him – was also severely wounded and was also extremely thirsty. But when the water was presented to him, he also ordered that the water be given to another needy Muslim. When the person once more returned to Hadrat Sayyiduna Akramah – may Allah be pleased with him – and Hadrat Sayyiduna Sahl – may Allah be pleased with him – noticed that both of them had passed away.

 

It is mentioned that when Hadrat Sayyiduna Khalid bin Waleed – may Allah be pleased with him – walked past the Muslim bodies, he remarked, “May my life be sacrificed for blessed people like you.” (Uyunul Hikaayah)

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