The 10 Mubashareen
The 10 Mubashareen
By: Ibrahim Salah
Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Awf narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) gave the glad tiding that the following ten companions are in Paradise. These faithful companions earned this high rank due to their diligence and unwavering loyalty to Islam. Learn about each one of them and aim to follow in their footsteps.
- Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq: Was the first man to accept Islam, the first of the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs, and Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) companion during the migration from Mecca to Madinah. Abu Bakr was admired for his loyalty to the Prophet (ﷺ) and his belief in everything he (ﷺ) said, namely the Israa and Mi’raaj night journey.
- Omar bin Al-Khattab: The second rightly-guided Caliph, nicknamed Al-Farooq. Omar was known for his strong character. He established the Hijri calendar. Under his leadership, the Muslim empire expanded greatly, reaching Europe and Jerusalem.
- Othman bin Affan: Was the Caliph after Omar (RA), known for his generosity and modesty. He led the initiative of compiling the Quran, and married two daughters of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), earning him the nickname Dhan-Noorayn.
- Ali bin Abi Talib: The fourth Rightly-Guided Caliph and cousin of the Messenger (ﷺ). He was the first to accept Islam among the youth, and was known for his wisdom.
- Talhah bin Ubaydillah: One of the earliest companions to accept Islam, Talhah was injured during the battle of Uhud while defending the Prophet (ﷺ). He was known as the “living martyr.”
- Az-Zubair bin Al-‘Awwam: Joined the Prophet (ﷺ) on every expedition. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) referred to him as his “disciple” in a hadith.
- Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Awf: Had the honor of leading the Prophet (ﷺ) in prayer and was one of the first 8 companions to enter Islam.
- Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas: The uncle of the Prophet (ﷺ). He played a central role in expanding Islam, especially into the Persian empire, during the Battle of Qadisiyyah.
- Sa’eed bin Zayd: Joined all the battles with the Prophet (ﷺ), with the exception of Badr because he and Talhah were sent to collect information about Abu Sufyan’s caravan.
- Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah: Was referenced in a Quranic verse in Surat Al-Mujadila for fighting his father during Badr for the sake of Islam. He was called “Amin” of the Ummah.
Ibrahim Salah is a 20-year-old University of Illinois at Chicago student studying Biology.