Anas ibn Nadhar (Arabic: ﺍﻧﺲ ﺑﻦ ﻧﻀﺮ) was one of the companions of the Islamic prophet s.a.w. He belonged to the Banu Khazraj tribe of the Ansar and was the uncle of Hazrat Anas ibn Malik r.a He could not join the Battle of Badr and was sad about it so he told the prophet s.a.w
“O Messenger of Allah! I was absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. (By Allah) if Allah gives me a chance to fight the pagans, no doubt. Allah will see how (bravely) I will fight”.
— Sahih al-Bukhari, Kitab al-Jihad, 2805 and 2806
Anas bin Nadhr’s RA martyrdom in Uhud
When the Muslims were losing in Uhud, somebody started the false news that Nabi j had been killed. You can imagine the Sahaabah’s grief and sadness over this terrible news. Quite naturally, this caused most of them to lose heart and to give up.Anas bin Nadhr happened to see Umar RAand Talhah RA. with a group of Muslims in a state of total panic. He said to them: “Why am I seeing you all so confused?
They replied: “Nabi SAW is killed!”
Anas exclaimed: “Then who will like to live after him?
Come, let us go forward with our swords and join our dear Nabi SAW.”
No sooner did he say these words than he attacked the enemy and fought till he was killed. In fact, Anashad such an extreme love for Nabi SAW that he did not consider this life worth living without him.
Narrated Anas bin Malik RA:
My uncle Anas bin An-Nadr RA was absent from the Battle of Badr. He said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I was absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. (By Allah) if Allah gives me a chance to fight the pagans, no doubt. Allah will see how (bravely) I will fight.” On the day of Uhud when the Muslims turned their backs and fled, he said, “O Allah! I apologize to You for what these (i.e. his companions) have done, and I denounce what these (i.e. the pagans) have done.”
Then he advanced and Sad bin Muadh RA met him. He said “O Sad bin Muadh ! By the Lord of An-Nadr, Paradise! I am smelling its aroma coming from before (the mountain of) Uhud,” Later on Sad RA said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I cannot achieve or do what he (i.e. Anas bin An-Nadr RA) did. We found more than eighty wounds by swords and arrows on his body. We found him dead and his body was mutilated so badly that none except his sister could recognize him by his fingers.” We used to think that the following Verse was revealed concerning him and other men of his sort: “Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah……….” (33.23)
His sister Ar-Rubbaya’ broke a front tooth of a woman and Allah’s Apostle ordered for retaliation. On that Anas (bin An-Nadr) RA said, “O Allah’s Apostle! By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, my sister’s tooth shall not be broken.” Then the opponents of Anas’s sister accepted the compensation and gave up the claim of retaliation. So Allah’s Apostle said, “There are some people amongst Allah’s slaves whose oaths are fulfilled by Allah when they take them.”
Anas bin An-Nadr bin Dumadam Al-Ansaari Al-Najaari Al-Khazraji was the paternal uncle of Anas bin Maalik RA. He embraced Islam after Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam reached Madinah.
|The cave in Uhud where Prophet SAW took shelter.
Anas bin Malik RA states, “We used to think that the following Verse was revealed concerning him and other men of his sort: ‘Among the believers (a great number of) men proved true what covenant they made with Allah SWT …….’”(Surah Al-Ahzab , Ayah 23) (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 61)
Revelation of Surah Al Ahzab purportedly attribute to the sincerity of Anas Ibn Nadhir RA.
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