Ten special virtues of Hazrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Hazrat Abu Thowr (rahimahullah) narrates that he once came to Hazrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and heard him mention the following at the time when wrong criticism was being levelled against him. He said:

There are ten good deeds which I have secured by Allah Ta’ala and for each deed I hope to receive reward in the Hereafter;

1) I was the fourth person to accept Islam.

2) I never spoke a lie throughout my life.

3) I never placed my right hand on my private part since the time I pledged allegiance with my right hand to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

4) Since the time I accepted Islam, there was not a single jumu’ah that passed without me freeing a slave, and if I did not possess a slave on any jumu’ah, then I ensured that I freed the slave later on.

5) I never committed adultery throughout my life, neither before accepting Islam nor after accepting Islam.

6) I had equipped the army of Tabook with my own wealth.

7) I was blessed with the honour of gathering (i.e. memorizing) the Quraan Majeed in the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

8) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) married his daughter to me, and when she passed away, he married his other daughter to me.

9) I never drank wine throughout my life, neither in the period before Islam nor after Islam.

10) I was responsible for purchasing a piece of land (in Madinah Munawwarah) to extend the musjid, for which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) promised that the one who purchases it will be blessed with Jannah. (Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 2/151, Taarekhul Madinah 4/1156, Al-Ibaanah 1/143, Ibnu Asaakir 39/424)

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