Sahaba Stories – Companions Of The Prophet | Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (RA) | Quran Stories


Asalamu alaikum uncle Wa alaikum asalam Abu Uncle, I need your help. I need to know about a Sahaba named
Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu). I was searching in this book
and I couldnt find anything. Insha allah, I will tell you the story of Noaman Ibn
Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) today. Now listen carefully.. Story of Noaman
Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) was one of the companions of the Prophet
Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He was a member of
the Al-Mazeena tribe that lived in the
outskirts of Yathrib He was first among those who embraced Islam on the invitation of Prophet
Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam). He was the son of Ubaid bin
Aus, an Ansar of Medina. Ubaid bin Aus participated
in the Battle of Badr, where he captured four men
and tied them in one chain. For this act of binding, the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) nicknamed him Mugarrin,
the Binder. Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) heard about the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and was very much impressed
with his ideologies. Noaman Ibn Maqarrin (Rali Allahu Anhu) was the chief of their tribe and
he was very influential. One evening while he was sitting among the
elders and other members of the tribe, he addressed them: “O my people, we have learnt only good about the Prophet
Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), and of His mission we have heard nothing
but mercy, kindness and justice. What’s wrong with us? Why do we stay inert while everyone
else is following Him? [—-No audio—-] As for myself, I have made up my mind to leave
early in the morning to join Him. Whoever of you wishes to go with me,
let him get ready.” Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) must
have been a great chieftain. His words had a wonderful
effect on his people. The following morning Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu)’s
ten brothers and four hundred horsemen of the Al-Mazeena were all ready and prepared to go
with Him to Yathrib, to meet the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and convert into Islam. He felt embarrassed to go to the Prophet
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) who was such a great person, without carrying any
presents for him. There was not much he
could carry anyway. It was a year of drought
and famine in Yathrib, and much of people’s livestock
and crops had perished. Still, they asked help from their
fellow tribesmen and gathered whatever sheep and goats were left. They drove the flock before
them and travelled to Madinah. Once they reached Madinah, they met the Prophet Muhammad
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) There in the presence of the Prophet
Muhammad(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), he and his fellow tribesmen, they announced their acceptance of Islam. They started to follow the path of Prophet
Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and kept the Holy Quran close
to their heart. The whole of Madinah celebrated with excitement when
Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) and his companions arrived. Never before had a single family with all eleven brothers accepting
Islam at the same time, along with other four hundred men!! The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
was glad and rejoiced greatly. The sincerity of his effort was
accepted and commended by Allah. Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) lived under the guidance of the Prophet
Muhammad(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and participated in all the campaigns
with total dedication. Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) and his
brothers were great soldiers too. Prior to the Battle of Qadissiya, which delivered Iran to the Islamic fold, a delegation of the Islamic government was sent to the emperor of Iran, to invite him to Islam. He appointed Noaman Ibn
Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) as the leader to act as the chief
spokesman of the Islamic government. When they arrived at the Palace, Noaman Ibn Muqqarin, asked the emperor
to surrender himself to Allah. The plain speak by Noaman Ibn Muqqarin
(Rali Allahu Anhu) infuriated the Iranian emperor. He was very angry and said: “I would have dealt sternly with you, had I not been bound by
International convention to respect the rights of the ambassadors”. He then ordered his men to expel the delegation out of the
boundaries of the Iranian sultanate. He then ordered that a bag of
soil be tied around their necks. The emperor also warned them
against the war and said he would bury them and their leader in the trenches of
Qadissiya if they ever thought of war. They took the bag of soil to
the commander-in-chief, Sad ibn Abi Waqqas,
and said to him: “Accept our congratulations
for the victory. The enemy has voluntarily
surrendered his territory to us”. A battle with the
Persian army broke out, and the prophet’s army won. The victory paved the way for the Muslim advance into the plains of the
Euphrates and the Tigris. Prophet’s followers were still facing
a great threat from the enemies. Once Umar (Rali Allahu Anhu) received news of a
massive Persian mobilization of about 15O,OOO warriors
marching to attack them. He thought of leaving Madinah and
facing the massive threat himself. But he was advised against this
by prominent leaders in Madinah. They suggested instead that he should appoint a
military commander to confront this grave situation. Umar (Rali Allahu Anhu) appointed
Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) as the commander of the Prophet’s army Before the battle they all
gathered together and prayed. He gave instructions to his men regarding the tactics they needed to
follow during the battle. The prayer gave them
a new confidence. They were now confident
of winning this battle. He then prayed: “May God grant victory
to our people.” In the battle, the Muslim
forces emerged victorious. The Persians never
recovered themselves. The Islamic historians have called
this “the Victory of Victories”. Everyone was searching for Noaman
Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) to congratulate him for the victory. Unfortunately, Noaman Ibn
Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) received a mortal blow
during the battle. His brother took the standard
from his hand, and covered him and concealed
his death from the others. He was killed during the second phase
of the Battle of Nihawand on the third week of December 641. As people came searching for their leader Noaman Ibn Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu), his brother removed the chador to show them
the body of Noaman (Rali Allahu Anhu). He had fallen martyr but delivered
the much needed victory. His death was a great
shock to everyone. They sent message to
Umar (Rali Allahu Anhu) about the death of Noaman Ibn
Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) When the news about the death of Noaman Ibn
Muqqarin (Rali Allahu Anhu) was delivered to Umar (Rali Allahu Anhu), he placed his head in his
hands and began to cry. [—-Background sound—-] He contributed a lot for
his fellow Muslims. He gave his life for the
prosperity of Islam. He was a great leader
and a great soldier. That’s true. Thank you uncle for
today’s story. You are welcome my son. I have to leave now. I will tell you another story
next time when we meet. Ma-as-salama uncle. Ma-as-salama Abu

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