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Tomb of Abdullah-bin-Rawahah (رضي الله عنه)

Tomb of Abdullah bin Rawahah (رضي الله عنه)
Tomb of Abdullah bin Rawahah (رضي الله عنه)

This is the tomb of Abdullah-bin-Rawahah (رضي الله عنه), the third amir appointed by the Prophet (ﷺ) to lead the Muslim army in the battle of Mu’ta.

  • Abdullah-bin-Rawahah (رضي الله عنه) was originally a Christian scribe from Madinah and was also known as Abu Amro’ Al-Ansari Al-Khazraji Al-Badri. He was one of the most active persons from among the Ansar to support the faith of Islam and strengthen its structure.
  • During the Battle of Badr, he was left behind by the Prophet (ﷺ) in charge of Madinah.
Tomb of Abdullah bin Rawahah (رضي الله عنه)
Side view of the tomb – Photo: Y.Isap
  • When Jafar (رضي الله عنه) was killed in Mu’ta, Abdullah-bin-Rawahah (رضي الله عنه) was eating a piece of meat in a corner of the battle-field. He had been hungry for three days. On hearing of Jafar’s death, he threw away that piece of meat, saying to himself, Abdullah! You are busy in eating, while Jafar has reached Paradise.” He then took the flag and began to fight. His finger was severely injured and hung loose. He put the hanging finger under his foot and tore it off from the hand, and then rushed forward, striking with his sword till he was martyred.

References:  Fazail-e-Aamal – Sheikh Zakariyya Kandhalvi, The Holy sites of Jordan – TURAB Publishing

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