Download PDF: [S] The End of Abu Jahl

What actually happened to Abu Jahl in the Battle of Badr is explained by Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdur Rahman bin Auf – may Allah be pleased with him. He mentions that while he was standing among the Muslims, he looked left, and he saw young man and on his right, there was another young man. One of the young men asked him, “O uncle! Who is Abu Jahl?”

 

He asked them why they were looking for Abu Jahl.

 

They replied that they had heard that he is someone who greatly insults Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and if they knew who he was, they would certainly kill him without hesitation. Suddenly, another young man from the Ansaar also mentioned the same thing.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdur Rahman bin Auf – may Allah be pleased with him – said:

 

Suddenly, I could see Abu Jahl among the Kuffaar and I pointed him out to the young people. The rushed towards him like a bolt of lightning and finished him off. After a while, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – asked the Muslims to see what had happened to Abu Jahl.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – found him on the ground and he was taking his final breaths. He then placed his foot on the head of Abu Jahl so that he could behead him. In fact, even in these last few moments, the father of evil did not stop his Kufr and actually insulted the blessed companion even to his last breath. Finally, the blessed companion had his head cut off.

 

When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – saw the head of Abu Jahl, he loudly mentioned the Takbeer.

 

It is mentioned that later when the corpses of the Kufaar were being gathered, no one could recognize the body of Abu Jahl because he had been beheaded.

 

However, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – mentioned that his body could be recognised by an injury on his knee.

 

Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – further explained that once they were both invited by Abdullah bin Jad’aan for meals and after this meal there was a wrestling match between Abu Jahl and Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. During this match, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – had thrown him to the ground with such force that Abu Jahl had broken his knee. When they saw his body, they could still see a clear and visible mark on his knee which indicated to a previous injury. (Sahih Bukhari, As Seerah An Nabawi, Al Bidaayah, etc)

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