Abdullah B Jahash (d. 2 H) عبدالله بن جحش

Abdullah B Jahash (d. 2 H) عبدالله بن جحش

“O Allah, I supplicate that they kill me, then they slit my stomach, then they severe my nose and ears so that, when I meet You and You ask me, ‘Why did it happen?’ I might reply, ‘In Your cause.’” - Abdullah ibn Jahsh’s prayer before the Battle of Uhud, in which he fell a martyr

An early Muslim, he migrated twice – to Habasha and then to Madinah. He was a cousin of the Prophet (saws) and became the first Amir when he was sent along with a band of men to the outskirts of Makkah to watch enemy movements. On the night of the last day of Jumada II, they ambushed a small Makkan caravan, killing a man and capturing two, assuming that it was not yet Rajab. But it happened to be the first night of Rajab. The Prophet asked them: “Had I asked you to fight in the Sacred month!?” He kept the decision about the booty they had brought and the prisoners pending until Allah revealed verse 217 of Surah al-Baqarah absolving him and his group. He prayed for martyrdom before Uhud saying: “O Allah, I supplicate that they kill me, then they slit my stomach, then they severe my nose and ears so that, when I meet You and You ask me, ‘Why did it happen?’ I might reply, ‘In Your cause.’” He fell in that battle.