Hadhrat Ammaar (Radhiyallaho anho) and His Parents:
Hadhrat Ammaar (Radhiyallaho anho) and his parents were also subjected
to the severest afflictions. They were tormented on the scorching
sands of Mecca. The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) while passing
by them would enjoin patience giving them glad tidings about paradise.
Ammaar's father Yasir (Radhiyallaho anho) died after prolonged sufferings
at the hands of persecutors, and his mother Sumayya (Radhiyallaho
anha) was killed by Abu Jahl, who put his spear through the most
private part of her body, causing her death. She had refused to
renounce Islam in the face of terrible torture in her old age. The
blessed lady was the first to meet martyrdom in the cause of Islam.
The first mosque in Islam was built by Ammaar (Radhiyal-laho anho).
When the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) emigrated to Madinah,
Ammaar (Radhiyallaho anho] offered to build a structure for him
where he could sit, take rest in the afternoon, and say his Salaat
under its roof. He first collected the stones and then built the
musjid in Quba. He fought against the enemies of Islam with great
zeal and courage. Once he was fighting in a battle when he said
"I am to meet my friends very soon, I am to meet
Muhammad (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam] and his companions."
He then asked for water. He was offered some milk. He took it and
"I heard the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)
saying to me, *'Milk shall be the last drink of your worldly life."
He then fought till he met his coveted end. He was then aged about
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