Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty

Equipping the Expedition of Tabook (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin Samurah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was preparing for the expedition of Tabook, Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) brought one thousand gold coins to him in a cloth and placed them in his blessed lap. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) began to turn the coins with his blessed hand and continued to say, “Nothing will harm ibn ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) after the action he has done today (i.e. nothing will harm him and prevent him from entering Jannah, as he has secured the divine acceptance of Allah Ta‘ala through this deed).”

(Musnad Ahmed #20630)

 Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) contributed seven hundred ooqiyah of gold for the expedition of Tabook. In another narration, it is mentioned that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) contributed seven hundred and fifty camels and fifty horses for the expedition of Tabook.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/152)

Mulla ‘Ali Qaari (rahimahullah) has mentioned that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had made multiple contributions for the expedition of Tabook. Hence, this Hadith will not go against the Hadith which mentions that he had equipped the army with six hundred camels.

(Mirqaat 17/399)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) purchased Jannah from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on two occasions; when he purchased the well of Roomah, and when he equipped the expedition of Tabook.”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/153)


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