Ammar And His Parents

Story of Hazrat Ammar and His Parents

Ammar (radiyallahu anhu) and his parents were also subjected to the severest punishments. They were tormented on the scorching sands of Makkah (Mecca). Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) while passing by them would advise patience, giving them glad news about Jannah. Ammar’s father Yasir (radiyallahu anhu) died after prolonged sufferings at the hands of persecutors, and his mother Sumayyah (radiyallahu anha) was killed by Abu Jahl, who put his spear through the private parts of her body, causing her death. She had refused to renounce Islam in the face of terrible torture in her old age. The blessed woman was the first to meet martyrdom in the cause of Islam. 

The first masjid (Mosque) in Islam was built by ‘Ammar (rdiyallahu anhu). When Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) migrated to Madinah, ‘Ammar (radiyallahu anhu) offered to build a structure for him where he could sit, rest in the afternoon, and say his salah under its roof. He first collected the stones and then built the masjid (mosque) in Quba.

He fought against the enemies of Islam with great spirit and courage. Once he was fighting in a battle when he said rejoicingly: “I am to meet my friends very soon. I am to meet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and the sahabah.” He then asked for water. He was offered some milk. He drank it and said: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saying to me, ‘Milk shall be the last drink of your worldly life.” He then fought till he met his desired end. He was then aged about ninety four.

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