The story of Khubayb ibn ‘Ade and how he kept his faith in the face of death!

In the name of Allah (The One). I send peace and blessings upon His Messenger (Al-Mustafa) and upon His Messenger’s family, companions, and those who follow him in righteousness until the Day of Judgement (Yowm Al-Qiyaamah).


Four months after the Battle of Uhud the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent 10 people to a place called Rajee’ to spread Islam. Upon arrival, a tribe surrounded them and killed them, all but two — Khubayb ibn ‘Ade and Zayd Ad-Dathenah. They were sold off in Makkah as slaves due to those they killed from the non-Muslims of Quraysh in the battle of Badr.

Zayd was bought and later killed by his owner. Khubayb was imprisoned. Then they gathered to kill him and took him to Tan’eem (the closet place outside of the boundary of Makkah). Khubayb sought permission to pray two raka’ah and they allowed it. After finishing his prayer, he said to them a piece poetry which is summarized to mean: “If I die a Muslim, then I don’t care however I’m killed. And that is because it is the will of God, he will bless me if I arrive cripple and torn up.”

Once Abu Sufyaan heard this he said to Khubayb, “Would it make you happy if Muhammad was here with us, we were about to kill him, and you were with your family?” Khubayb replied, “I swear by Allah, I wouldn’t be happy if Muhammad was in the place he is now and a thorn was bothering him.” Then he was killed.


Taken from: “الفصول في سيرة الرسول — Chapters on The Prophets Seerah” By: Al-Haafith Ibn Kathir (d. 774 H)

May Allah increase us all in faith when faced with difficulties!

And I send peace and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and his companions.

WhileWikipedia: “While” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction.


About Abdul-Malik Merchant
Muslim. Husband. Father. Associate Imam @ISBCC. UQU grad. Boston resident. DC native. Biker. Goofy. Straight up.

2 Responses to The story of Khubayb ibn ‘Ade and how he kept his faith in the face of death!

  1. MuQeet says:

    Jazakallahu Khayra for this great reminder, yaa akhee

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