Martyrdom of Hadhrat Anas bn Nadhr

 



Hadhrat Anas bn Nadhr(Rodiyallah Anhu)was one of the Sahabah who couldn't take part in the campaign of Badr. He very much regretted to have missed the honour of participating in the first and the illustrious battle for Islam. He longed for a chance where in he could make amends for Badr. He did not have to wait for long. The battle of Uhud came in about the following year. He joined the army with the most determined zeal. Despite heavy odds, the Muslims were gaining upper hand, when some people made a blunder and   the Muslims had to suffer a reverse. The (Prophet Sallah Llah Alei Wasalam)had posted a bound of fifty   archers to guard a pass in the rear against the enemy Calvary. They had definite instructions not to move from their position till further orders from him. But when they saw the Muslims gaining victory and the enemy in full flight,they left their position in the belief that the battle was over and it was time to join in the pursuit and get on the booty. The leader of the band tried his utmost to check them by reminding them of the Prophet (Sallah Llah Alei Wasalam) command and solicited them to stay on,but no more than ten persons would listen to him, arguing that the orders given by the Prophet (Sallah Llah Alei Wasalam) were only for the duration of actual fight. The enemy calvary then noticed that the unguarded pass in the rear,made a flank movement, forced a passage through it, and fell right on the right of Muslims,who were preoccupied by the with the booty. It was in this state of affairs that Hadhrat Anas (Rodiyallah Anhu) saw Hadhrat Saad bn Ma'az (Rodiyallah Anhu) passing in front of Him. He shouted to him: "O Sa'ad where are you going? By Allah I smell the fragrance of paradise coming from Uhud." Saying this he threw himself into the very thick of enemy, and fought tooth and nail till he meet his martyrdom. After the battle,it was found that the body had been mouled and mutilated to such an extent that only his sister could identify him and that barely from the finger tips. No less than eighty wounds of arrows were counted on his body. Those who strive with the path of Allah with sincerity and devotion taste the pleasures of paradise even in this world, and so did Anas smell the fragrance of paradise.

All Praise is due to Allah we ask Him to let us die in the path of Qur'an and Sunnah.

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