Muaaz ibn Amr

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This person is a sahaba of Muhammad

Before the hijra, Muhammad had appointed Masab ibn Umair to carry out Dawah, which he did.

Am’r bin Jamooh a devotee of the deity Manāt and part of the Banu Salmah tribe of Medina had 3 sons, Muawwaz ibn Amr, Muaaz ibn Amr and Khallad ibn Amr submitted to the will of Allah and embraced Islam immediately. On their initiation, even their mother, Hind the wife of Amr, professed the shahadah. But they kept their faith secret lest it hurt their father.


Her husband was unaware of her new religion and one day warned her of the "danger" posed by Masab to the traditional faith of Medina and asked her to safeguard their sons against it. Hind advised him to listen to what their second son Muaaz had to tell them, Muaaz then recited the surah Fatihah. The recitation made an impact on her husband, but he was reluctant to abandon Manāt.

After much prayer, and the repeated theft of the statue by his sons, Amr decided that Manāt was not worthy of worship and also adopted Islam.

Abu Jahl was killed in the Battle of Badr by two youth, Muaaz ibn Amr and Muawwaz ibn Amr.

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