Muadh ibn Jabal

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Muadh ibn Jabal in Islam is a sahaba and one of the greatest scholars.

Last meeting with Muhammad[edit]

When Muhammad was sending Muadh to Yemen to teach the people about Islam, he personally bade farewell to him and walked for some distance alongside Muadh as he set out to leave the city. It is said Muhammad informed Muadh that on his return to Medina, he will perhaps see only his Masjid and grave. Upon hearing this, Muadh began to cry.

When Muadh returned to Medina, the Khalifa (Head of state) was Abu Bakr.

Ahadith transmitted by Muadh bin Jabal[edit]

Mu`adh ibn Jabal said that Muhammad said: "The People of Paradise will not regret except one thing alone: the hour that passed them by and in which they made no remembrance of Allah." Narrated by Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman (1:392 #512-513) and by Tabarani. Haythami in Majma al-Zawa'id (10:74) said that its narrators are all trustworthy (thiqat), while Suyuti declared it hasan in his Jami` al-saghir (#7701).

Quotes by Muadh ibn Jabal[edit]

It is said that Muadh bin Jabal advised his son, "My son! Pray the prayer of he who is just about to leave and imagine that you might not be able to pray ever again. Know that the believer dies between two good deeds; one that he performed and one that he intended to perform later on." quote taken from Siffat as Safwah


The college for the study of Shariah law at Mosul University under the Islamic State is named after Mu`adh ibn Jabal.[1]