Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) heart opened to Islam after witnessing the murder of Sayyiduna Khubayb ibn ‘Adi al-Ansari (radi Allahu ‘anhu). He was captured by Quraysh but was allowed to pray two raka’at before he was killed mercilessly.

Both the prayer and the murder lingered in Sayyiduna Sa’eeds (radi Allahu ‘anhu) mind. He regretted not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb (radi Allahu ‘anhu) and after reflecting deeply over the incident, he declared himself free of the sins of Quraysh and accepted Islam.

Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) migrated to Madina al-Munawwarah and joined the Prophet (salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Conquest of Khaybar and the battles that followed. During the Capliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu), Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) was appointed as Governor of Hims in Syria. During this time, he would faint with the thought that perhaps Allah will not forgive him for not helping Sayyiduna Khubayb(radi Allahu ‘anhu). Despite living in poverty, he preferred to spend on the less fortunate. Sayyiduna Sa’eed ibn ‘Amir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) viewed his position as a trust and his wealth as a trial.