Uthman ibn Maz'un

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Uthman ibn Maz'un
عثمان بن مظعون
Born
Died3 AH (624/625 CE)
Burial placeal-Baqi'
Known forCompanion of the prophet Muhammad
SpouseKhawla bint Hakim
Relatives

ʿUthmān ibn Maẓʿūn (Arabic: عثمان بن مظعون) was one of the Companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was married to Khawla bint Hakim, who like himself was one of the earliest converts to Islam.[2] According to Ibn Ishaq, he led a group of Muslims to Abyssinia in the first migration which some of the early Muslims undertook to escape persecution in Mecca.[3] He was also a cousin of Umayya ibn Khalaf.

There is a narration that, out of religious devotion, Uthman ibn Maz'un decided to dedicate himself to prayer and take a vow of chastity from his wife. His wife spoke to the prophet Muhammad about this, and the prophet gently reminded Uthman that he himself, as the prophet, also had a family life, and that Uthman had a responsibility to his family and should not adopt monasticism as a form of religious practice.[4]

He died in the 3rd year after the hijra (624/625 CE) and was either the first Companion or the first Muhajir (immigrant to Medina) to be buried in the cemetery of al-Baqi' in Medina.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hadith - Book of Interpretation of Dreams - Sahih al-Bukhari - Sunnah.com - Sayings and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)". sunnah.com. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. ^ "Hazrat Sawdah".
  3. ^ "The Two Migrations of Muslims to Abyssinia". Al-Islam.org.
  4. ^ Murtada Mutahhari (2011). Sexual Ethics in Islam and the Western World. p. 5. ISBN 9781904063469.
  5. ^ "History of Baqi cemetery in Medina".