An unforgettable account of Abdullah ibn Jahsh RA and his friend Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas RA concerning an incident that took place during the Battle of Uhud. Let us read Sa’d RA’s story:
During the battle, Abdullah came to me and said, “Aren’t you making a dua to God?”
“Yes,” said I. So we moved aside and I prayed, “O Lord, when I meet the enemy, let me meet a man of enormous strength and fury. Then grant me victory over him that I might kill him and acquire spoils from him.” To this my prayer, Abdullah said Ameen and then he prayed:
“Let me meet a man of great standing and enormous fury. I shall fight him for Your sake, O Lord, and he shall fight me. He shall take me and cut off my nose and ears and when I meet You on the morrow You will say, “For what were your nose and ear cut off?” And I would reply, “For Your sake and for the sake of Your Prophet PBUH.” And then You would say, “You have spoken the truth . . .” Sa’d continues the story:
The prayer of Abdullah ibn Jahsh was better than mine. I saw him at the end of the day. He was killed and mutilated and in fact his nose and his ear were hung on a tree with a thread .
God responded to the prayer of Abdullah ibn Jahsh RA and blessed him with martyrdom as He blessed his uncle, the Leader of Martyrs, Hamzah ibn Abdulmuttalib RA. The Holy Prophet PBUH buried them together in a single grave.