Hazrat Malik Bin Sanan R.A was a companion of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W who participated in Ghazwa Uhad, proved his fear of Allah and Love of His Messenger and got eternal success through martyrdom. Here is his brief introduction.


       Tribe: Banu Khazraj  بنو الخزرج‎

       Father of famous Companion: Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri R.A  أبو سعيد الخدري

       Wife Name: Hazrat Uneesa (Oneesa) Bint e Umro Bin Qais

Embracing Islam:

Hazrat Malik Bin Sanan R.A had already listened from the Jews of Madina about a Prophet how would be the last Messenger of Allah and will appear in Arabia.  He already knew about the features of the last Messenger since he used to sit among Jews when they talked about Prophet Muhammad S.A.W’s appearance. Once they were discussing that He, The Last Messenger of Allah, has appeared in Makkah, Hazrat Malik bin Sanan R.A even came to know about the name of the prophet, Ahmed.

Hazrat Saeed Khudri R.A says that when Prophet Muhammad S.A.W came to Madina, his father Hazrat Malik told Him S.A.W that  a Jew Zubair bin Baata told him…

“A red star has set in the sky that appears only when Allah sends a Messenger.” He also said: “Only Ahmed the Messenger is left and Madina will be the city He’ll migrate to”.

On listening this, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W said:

“It would have been better that Zubair and his people accepted Islam.”

Ghazwa Badr:

Hazrat Malik bin Sanan  R.A was among those companions who did not know that Ghazwa Badr was about to happen. He remain behind with some other companions thinking Prophet S.A.W will only chase the Quresh and were unaware that a Makkan army was heading towards Madina as well.

When Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and Muslim victorious army returned, Hazrat Malik bin Sanan R.A. said to Prophet S.A.W:

“I never knew You were up to a battle. If I knew it, I would never be among those who remained behind”. 

On listening to this Prophet Muhammad S.A.W said:

“You are right.”

After the Battle of Badr, he used to wish to get a chance like Badr to show his love for Islam and obedience to Allah. Soon he got one.

Ghazwa Uhad:

It was sunnah of Prophet S.A.W to take opinion from  his sahaba about serious matters and issues confronting Islam and Muslims. On asking whether to fight battle of Uhad inside or out of Madina, Hazrat Malik bin Sanan R.A replied:

“O Prophet S.A.W: By God we are between two goods. We wish to win and Allah will make us successful and He will disgrace the people of Makkah and they will get another shock and the ones left will only be defeated by us or in other case we will martyr. By God, I am not concerned which good I get because both are desirable for me (Success or Shahadah)”.


Among all others Hazrat Malik bin Sanan R.A was  Prophet S.A.W and companions when the Quresh surrounded him and attacked. On seeing blood coming out of Prophet’s mouth, Hazrat Malik forgot everything else and took blood of Prophet S.A.W in his hands and… drank it! Prophet Muhammad S.A.W was surprised to see and asked him…. “Sanan will you drink blood??”. He said “YES, Its yours.” Prophet Muhammad S.A.W said:

“Whose blood mixes with mine, the fire of Jahanum (Hell) will never touch him.”

On getting this news of  Jannah, Hazrat Malik bin Sanan R.A got a relief from the pain of wounds and with a new passion started fighting again. He was fighting bravely when a Qureshi known as Kanani wounded him with his  sword and he embraced martyrdom with a smile on his lips.

As per Prophet Muhammad S.A.W’s instructions, the martyrs of Uhad were buried with their clothes and bleeding wounds. Malik bin Sanan R.A spent very little time with Prophet Muhammad S.A.W but left behind an intelligent and obedient son Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri R.A who never missed a chance to sit in the company of Messenger of Allah and companions.

شہید غزوہ احد حضرت سیدنا مالک بن سنان بن عبید الانصاری رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ

ہ بن سنان بن عبید بن ثعلبہ بن عبید بن الابجر (اور ابجر سے مراد خدرہ بن عوف بن حارث بن خزرج انصاری خزرجی خدری ہے جو ابو سعید خدری کے والد تھے) یہ صاحب غزوۂ احد میں شہید ہوئے تھے اور انھیں عراب بن سفیان الکتانی نے قتل کیا تھا۔ جب احد میں حضور اکرم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے چہرہ مبارک پر زخم آیا، تو مالک بن سنان نے حضور کے خون کو چوس کر نگل لیا، اس پر حضور نے فرمایا جو شخص ایسے آدمی کو دیکھنا چاہے جس کے خون میں میرا خون شامل ہوگیا ہے وہ مالک بن سنان کو دیکھ لے ایک موقع پر جناب مالک تین دن بھوکے رہے اور کسی سے کچھ نہ مانگا حضور نے فرمایا جو شخص ایسے آدمی کو دیکھنا چاہے جس کی پارسائی نے اسے سوال نہ کرنے دیا وہ مالک بن سنان کو دیکھے۔ مزید