Will you give information about the Companions called Numan b. Malik b. Tha'laba al Ansari and Uqba b. Amr al Khazraji?

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Will you give information about the Companions called Numan b. Malik b. Tha'laba al Ansari and Uqba b. Amr al Khazraji?

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- Numan b. Malik b. Tha'laba al Ansari took part in the battles of Badr and Uhud. According to Waqidi, he was martyred at the Battle of Uhud. According to what Suddi states, on the day of Uhud, Numan b. Malik said, “O Messenger of Allah! By Allah (with the permission of Allah) I will go to Paradise.” The Prophet (pbuh) said, “By what?” He said, “By witnessing that there is no god but Allah and that you are His messenger, and by not escaping from the battle ground.” The Prophet (pbuh) said, “You have told the truth.” He was martyred at the Battle of Uhud. (see Ibn Hajar, al-Isaba, 6/246; Ibn Athir, Usdul-Ghaba, 3/70-Shamila)

According to what Ibn Kalbi narrates, Numan b. Malik, who was known with the nickname Qawqal, prayed as follows at Uhud: “O Allah! I want to step on green gardens with my lame foot before the sun sets.” After that, he was martyred. Thereupon, the Prophet (pbuh) said, “Numan hoped something sincerely from Allah and found what he hoped in the presence of Allah. As a matter of fact, I saw him stepping on green gardens and he was not limping.” (Ibnul-Athir, Usdul-Ghaba, 3/69) There are some disagreements regarding the issue.

- Uqba b. Amr al Khazraji: He is known with the nickname Abu Masud. Scholars agree unanimously that he took part in the Pledge of Aqaba. However, we do not see the same unanimous agreement about taking part in the Battle of Badr. Some historians like Waqidi say that he did not take part in the Battle of Badr but Bukhari holds the view that he definitely took part in the Battle of Badr by showing some narrations as evidence. Uqba b. Amr, who is also known as Abu Masud al-Badri, died in Kufa in about 40 H. (see Ibn Hajar, al-Isaba, 4/252)

- When Hz. Ali went on the Expedition of Siffin, he appointed Abu Masud as his deputy in Kufa. Abu Masud, who narrated about one hundred hadiths, is one of the fiqh scholars of Kufa. (see Dhahabi, Tarikhul-Islam, 1/491-Shamila)

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