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Hazrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Name: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Birth: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was born six years after ‘Aam-ul-Feel (the Year of the Elephants i.e. the year in which Abrahah tried to destroy the Ka‘bah Shareef with elephants). (Isaabah 4/377) Kunyah (Filial Title): Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was first given the kunyah …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

Title: The title of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was ‘Zun-Noorain’ (the possessor of the two lights). ‘Two lights’ referred to the two blessed daughters of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), and Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Hazrat Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) has explained that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

Physical Description: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was neither too tall nor too short (i.e. he was of moderate height) and was blessed with a handsome face. His beard was large and he had a fair, wheat-colored complexion. He was large-jointed and broad-shouldered. He would dye his hair yellow. (Siyar A’laam …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

Islam: ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had mentioned the following when explaining to them the manner in which he accepted Islam: I was a man whom many women were interested in marrying. One night, I was in the courtyard of the Ka‘bah Shareef, seated among …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

Islam: (Continuing from Part four) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I was astonished and perplexed at what my aunt had said, and so I asked her, “O aunt! What are you saying?” She replied by reciting the following couplets: عثمان يا عثمان يا عثمان      لك الجمال ولك الشان …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Six

Islam: (Continuing from Part Five) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: I then left my aunt. Her statements had left an impression on my heart and I continued to ponder over what she had said. I would sometimes associate with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and sit with him. After Monday …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

Islam: (Continuing from Part Six) Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continued: By Allah! Just a few moments later, Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed by with Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who was carrying a cloth for Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). When Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw him, he stood and went …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eight

Dream before Islam: Hazrat Yazid bin Roomaan (rahimahullah) narrates: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had proceeded, after Hazrat Zubair bin ‘Awwaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had accepted Islam, until they entered into the blessed presence of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) invited them to Islam, …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Nine

Hijrah to Abyssinia: After Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, his uncle, Hakam bin Abil ‘Aas bin Umayyah, caught him and shackled him. He said to Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Have you turned away from the religion of your forefathers, accepting a new religion? By Allah! I will never release …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Ten

The First Muslim to Perform Hijrah with his Family: Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had left for Abyssinia, performing Hijrah with his respected wife, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). News of their condition was delayed, and hence Rasulullah …

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