Sayyiduna ‘Abu Musa al-‘Ash’ari (radi Allahu ‘anhu)

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Sayyiduna ‘Abu Musa al-‘Ash’ari (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was originally from Yemen and visited Makkah al-Mukkaramah after hearing news of the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He accepted Islam and returned to his homeland to spread the message. Later, he joined the community i Madinah al-Munawwarah after the expedition to Khayrbar along with fifty new Muslims from Yemen.

During the Capliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Faruq (radi Allahu ‘anhu), Sayyiduna ‘Abu Musa al-‘Ash’ari (radi Allahu ‘anhu) successfully led the Muslim forces in the battle of Tustar against the Persian Empire and was later appointed Governor of Basra. In the time of Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s (radi Allahu ‘anhu) Caliphate, Sayyiduna ‘Abu Musa al-‘Ash’ari (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was chosen as one of two arbitrators in the dispute that arose between Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radi Allahu ‘anhu) & Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radi Allahu ‘anhu). Despite having being betrayed in the arbitration, he remained neutral in the conflict.

Sayyiduna ‘Abu Musa al-‘Ash’ari (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was well known for his wisdom, understanding of Islam and connection to the Qur’an. Years later, he returned to Makkah al-Mukkaramah where he spent the remainder of his life in the worship of Allah ta’ala in the Sacred Mosque.

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