Hazrat Anas bin Nadhr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s Love for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and his Martyrdom in Uhud

When the Muslims were facing defeat in Uhud, the rumour began spreading that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had been killed. This news caused many of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to despair and lose heart.

Hazrat Anas bin Nadhr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) happened to see Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) with a group of Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in a state of utter grief and despondency. He said to them, “Why am I seeing you all so despondent and grieved?” They replied, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has been slain.”

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) exclaimed, “Then who would like to live after him? Come, let us go forward with our swords and join our beloved, the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!” No sooner did he utter these words than he plunged into the enemy lines and fought bravely till he was martyred.

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had such extreme love for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that he did not consider this life worth living without him. (Dalaailun Nubuwwah 3/245)

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