10 Prophet Muhammad’s Companions Who Were Promised Jannah

10 prophet muhammads companions who were promised jannah
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Publié le 16 février 2023, par Samir | 8 h 29 min
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The ten companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who were promised Paradise are known as the « Ashara Mubashara » (the ten promised). Their respective names are as follows:

10 Prophet Muhammad’s Companions Who Were Promised Jannah

  1.  Abu Bakr As-Siddiq 
  2.  Umar Al-Faruq 
  3.  Uthman Ibn Affan 
  4.  Ali Ibn Abi Talib 
  5.  Talhah ibn Ubaydullah 
  6.  Zubayr ibn al-Awwam 
  7.  Abdur Rahman ibn Awf 
  8.  Saad ibn Abi Waqqas 
  9.  Saeed ibn Zaid 
  10.  Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah 

The Qur’an does not explicitly mention why each of these ten companions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was promised Paradise. However, they were believed to be chosen for their exceptional qualities, including their strong faith, devotion, and service to Islam. They are remembered for their sacrifices, bravery, and devotion to the cause of Allah and His Prophet. These individuals served as examples of righteousness, and their exemplary behavior inspired others to follow their example. The promise of Paradise for these companions is a reminder of the importance of living a virtuous life and of the reward that awaits those who do so. 

  1. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq 

Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was the first caliph of Islam after the Prophet’s death. Abu Bakr (RA) was known for his close friendship with the Prophet and his steadfastness in the face of persecution during the early days of Islam. 

 

The Prophet referred to Abu Bakr as « the second of two in the cave » when referring to an incident in which they sought refuge in a cave during their migration from Mecca to Medina. The Prophet also called him « Al-Siddiq, » meaning « the truthful. » The Prophet also said, « If I were to take a friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr as a friend, but he is my brother and companion. »  

2. Umar Al-Faruq

Umar Al-Faruq was the second caliph of Islam after the Prophet’s death. He is known for his strong leadership and for being a key figure in the early expansion of Islam.

The Prophet referred to Umar as « Al-Faruq, » meaning « the one who distinguishes between right and wrong. » The Prophet also said, « Umar is a strong man who commands respect and is fair in his decisions. » This highlights Umar’s reputation for being a just and firm leader and his ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

3. Uthman ibn Affan 

Uthman ibn Affan was the third caliph of Islam after the Prophet’s death. He was known for his wealth, wisdom, and devotion to Islam. During his reign, the Islamic empire expanded, and he was instrumental in the compilation and standardization of the text of the Quran.

The Prophet spoke highly of Uthman and praised his character. He reportedly said, « Uthman is a person who is always well-disposed toward others, and Allah will be well-disposed toward him. » Another Hadith reports that the Prophet said, « Uthman is one of the best people in this world, and the best of you in the Hereafter. »

4. Ali ibn Abi Talib

Ali ibn Abi Talib was a cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet and the fourth caliph of Islam after the Prophet’s death. He was known for his bravery, wisdom, and profound knowledge of Islam. Shia Muslims consider him to be the rightful first caliph and the first imam.

The Prophet Muhammad spoke highly of Ali and praised his character. He is reported to have said, « I am the city of knowledge, and Ali is its gate, » indicating that Ali was a source of knowledge and wisdom for the community. Another Hadith reports that the Prophet said, « Ali is with the truth, and the truth is with Ali, » indicating that Ali was a steadfast defender of the truth and always acted in accordance with it.

5. Talhah ibn Ubaydullah

Talhah ibn Ubaydullah was one of the ten people who were promised paradise. He was known for his bravery and military skills and was a key figure in several battles during the early days of Islam. After the death of the Prophet, Talhah played a role in the political and military events of the time, including the First Fitna (civil war) and the Battle of Jamal.  

6. Zubayr ibn al-Awwam

Zubayr ibn al-Awwam was known for his bravery, piety, and strong devotion to the Prophet and Islam. Zubayr participated in several battles during the early days of Islam, including the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. After the death of the Prophet, he played a role in the political and military events of the time, including the First Fitna (civil war) and the Battle of Jamal.  

7. Abdur Rahman ibn Awf

Abdur Rahman ibn Awf was one of the ten people who were promised Jannah. Before embracing Islam, he was a wealthy merchant and later became known for his piety and support of the Prophet. During the early days of Islam, Abdur Rahman was a key figure in several battles, including the Battle of Badr, the Battle of Uhud, and the Conquest of Mecca. After the death of the Prophet, he played a role in the political and religious events of the time, including the First Fitna (civil war) and the compilation of the Quran.

8. Saad ibn Abi Waqqas

Saad ibn Abi Waqqas was known for his bravery, military skills, and strong devotion to the Prophet and Islam. Saad participated in several battles during the early days of Islam, including the Battle of Badr, the Battle of Uhud, and the Conquest of Mecca. He was one of the Muslim army commanders during the Battle of Mu’tah and a mediator in the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. He is remembered as a prominent and influential figure in early Islamic history.

9. Saeed ibn Zaid 

Saeed ibn Zaid was known for his piety, devotion to the Prophet, and knowledge of the Quran. Saeed was one of the early converts to Islam and was present at several key events in the history of Islam, including the Migration to Medina and the Conquest of Mecca. He was also a respected scholar known to have transmitted many hadiths of the Prophet. After the death of the Prophet, Saeed continued to play a role in the religious and political events of the time, including the First Fitna (civil war) and the arbitration of the Prophet’s successor.  

10. Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah

Abu Ubaidah was known for his bravery, devotion to the Prophet, and leadership skills. He participated in several battles, including the Battle of Badr, the Battle of Uhud, and the Conquest of Mecca. He was also a trusted advisor to the Prophet and was appointed as the governor of Bahrain by the first caliph, Abu Bakr. After the death of the Prophet, Abu Ubaidah continued to play a role in the political and military events of the time, including the Ridda Wars and the invasion of Roman Syria. He was also a key figure in the early Muslim army and is remembered as one of the « Ten Promised Paradise. »

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