السلام علیکم ورحمۃ اللہ وبرکاۃ
Vitues of 3rd Caliph Of Hazrat Usman Ghani
was among the early converts of Islam.He and Hazrat Abu bakr
were close friends and it was Hazrat Abu Bakr
who convinced him to embrace Islam when the latter was 34 years of age.
Hazrat Usman Ghani Earns The Title Dhun-Norayn (Owner of two Lights)
Hazrat Usman Ghani
earned that Title because he enjoyed the high privilege of entering into matrimonial alliance with two daugthers of Prophet Muhammad
.These two daughter were the lights which illuminated his house.First he married Hazrat Rukayyah
following her getting divorced from Utbah bin Lahab. She died during the battle of badr. Hazrat Rukayyah
was seriously ill before the battle of badr.The death of Hazrat Rukayyah
left him deeply grieved so Prophet
offered him the hand of his second daughter Umme Kulthoom.The latter lived with him until she died on on the ninth year of Hijrah. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى الله عَليْهِ وسَلَّمَ لَقِيَ عُثْمَانَ عِنْدَ بَابِ الْمَسْجِدِ ، فَقَالَ : يَا عُثْمَانُ ، هَذَا جِبْرِيلُ أَخْبَرَنِي أَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ زَوَّجَكَ أُمَّ كُلْثُومٍ بِمِثْلِ صَدَاقِ رُقَيَّةَ ، عَلَى مِثْلِ صُحْبَتِهَا ۔ ابن ماجه فَضْلُ عُثْمَانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ـ
Hazrat Abu Huraira
narrates that Prophet
met Hazrat Usman Ghani
at the door of Mosque and said to him Angel Gabriel has told me the Allah
have you Umme kalthoom in your Nikah and and Mehr of her is that what was for Rukayyah. ( Ibne Majah - Chapter : Virtues of Companion of Prophet
The Angels Feel Bashful In the Presence of Hazrat Usman
was a very pious companion and aman of high character.He was the most Bashful of All the companions of Prophet
.The Mother of Believers Hazrat Aysha
was lying one day in my apartment with thighs or (shanks) exposed.Then Abu bakr
came and sought permission to enter and the Prophet bade him come in ,in that very state of his.Abu Bakr
came in and spoke to him and having his need fulfilled , went back.Then Hazrat Umar
came and sought permission to enter and Prophet
permitted him to enter while he was in that state.Umar
entered and spoke to Prophet
and having his need fulfilled .went back.Then Hazrat Usman Ghani
came sought permission to enter whereupon Prophet
sat up . straightened his clothing and then let him enter.Hazrat Usman
came in and spoke to Prophet
.After he had gone I spoke to Prophet
came in and you neither sat up nor show any anxiety (with regard to dressing) and Umar
came in and you neither sat up nor show any anxiety.But When Hazrat Usman Ghani
came in you straightened your clothing? The Prophet Said " Should I not feel bashful of a man in whose presence even the angels feel Bashful?
(Reported by Moslem).
Hadith on the Virtues of Hazrat Usman Ghani
Hazrat Abu Hurayrah
said : Usman
purchased Paradise from Prophet
two times.When he dug the well of Roomah and when he equipped the army of Al-Usrah.(Reported by Al-Hakim).
also narrates that Prophet
said : " Usman is the most of my companions in resembling my character.(Reported by Ibn Assakir.)
Asmah Ibn malik narrates : When The Prophet's
daughter who was married to Usman
said : " Give your daughter in marriage to Usman .If I had a third daughter, I would give her in marriage to him and i never gave him my daughters except in compliance with a Divine Revelation." ( Reported by At-Tabarani).
Zaid ibn Thabit
reports that he heard Prophet
saying :"Usman passed by my when an angel was sitting with me.The angel exclaimed, " A martyr whose people will Kill! we feel bashful of him!."(Reported by Ibn Asaakir)
Hazrat Usman Ghani as a great Scholar
had a beautiful handwriting because of which Prophet
appointed him as one of the scribes of wahy (Revelation).His Style of writing was well recognized among the companions Prophet.Hazrat Usman Ghani
was a great scholar of Quran and was a Hafiz.He was well versed in Asbaab-Nazool i.e the ocassions of revelations of various verses and the Surah of Holy Qur'an.
Hazrat Usman rewarded as Companion of Prophet in Paradise.
Among the virtues of Hazrat Usman Ghani
the most bright and unique is "Companionship of his Prophet"
. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى الله عَليْهِ وسَلَّمَ قَالَ : لِكُلِّ نَبِيٍّ رَفِيقٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ ، وَرَفِيقِي فِيهَا عُثْمَانُ بْنُ عَفَّانَ ۔ ابن ماجه ـ فَضْلُ عُثْمَانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ
Hazrat Abu Hurara
narrated that Prophet
said : "Every Prophet has a Rafeeq (companion) in Paradise and my Rafeeq in Paradise in Usman."(Ibne Majah - Ch:Virtues of Usman
May Allah give us the spirit and strength to Follow on the Life style of Hazrat Usman .
آمين يا رب العالمين