This mosque, in the Jordan Valley, houses the tomb of Abu Ubaidah-bin-Jarrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who was among the Ashura Mubbasharah, the blessed ten companions whom the Prophet (ﷺ) gave glad tidings of their entry into Paradise.
- The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Every nation has a trustworthy man, and the trustworthy man of this (Muslim) nation is Abu Ubaidah.”
- Abu Ubaidah (may Allah be pleased with him) has been described as a tall, thin, light bearded man with two broken teeth that was the envy of all the Muslims, as they had been broken in the process of helping the Prophet (ﷺ). During the battle of Uhud, the Prophet (ﷺ) was fiercely attacked by the enemy and two links of the helmet worn by him was struck deep into his head (or face). Abu Ubaidah ran to help him and started pulling out the links with his teeth. By the time one of the links was out he had lost one of his teeth. Without minding this, he again used his teeth to pull out the other link as well. He succeeded in taking out that one too, but he had to loose another tooth in the effort. In this process his blood mixed with the Prophet’s blood.
- During the Caliphate of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him), Abu Ubaidah (may Allah be pleased with him) replaced Khalid-bin-Waleed as the commander of the Muslims during the Syrian Campaign.
- He died from the Great Plague in the 18 AH, near Fahl at the age of 58.
References: Fazail-e-Aamal – Sheik Zakariyya Kandhalvi, The Holy sites of Jordan – TURAB Publishing