Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twelve

Hijrah to Madinah Munawwarah:

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and his respected family, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), eventually returned to Makkah Mukarramah from Abyssinia. They thereafter performed Hijrah to Madinah Munawwarah. When Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) arrived in Madinah Munawwarah with his respected family, he was hosted by Hazrat Aws bin Thaabit (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the brother of Hazrat Hassaan bin Thaabit (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Usdul Ghaabah 3/216)

Absence from the Battle of Badr:

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was not present for the Battle of Badr. The reason is that his respected wife, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), who was the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), became extremely ill and was on the verge of passing away. Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to remain with her in Madinah Munawwarah in order to attend to her.

Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) eventually passed away on the same day in which the news arrived that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Muslims were victorious in the battle against the disbelievers.

On account of his deep desire to participate in the battle, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) allotted him a share of the booty and also promised him that he would enjoy the reward of those who had participated. Hence, he was equal to those who fought in the battle.

(Usdul Ghaabah 3/216, Ibn Sa’d 3/41)

In this regard, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates, “The only reason for Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) not participating in the Battle of Badr was that he was married to the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and she was ill (at the time of the battle). Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him, ‘Indeed you will have the reward of one who participated in Badr as well as the booty.’”

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3130)

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