Sahabah dying thirsty for others:
Hadhrat Abu-Jahm-bin-Huzaifah (Radhiyallaho anho) narrates:
"During the battle of Yarmuk, I went out in search
of my cousin, who was in the forefront of the fight. I also took
some water with me for him. I found him in the very thick of battle
in the last throes of death. I advanced to help him with the little
water I had. But, soon, another sorely wounded soldier beside
him gave a groan, and my cousin averted his face, and beckoned
me to take the water to that person first.I went to this other
person with the water. He turned out to be Hishaam bin Abil Aas
(Radhiyallaho anho). But I had hardly reached him, when there
was heard the groan of yet another person lying not very far off.
Hisham (Radhiyallaho anho) too motioned me in his direction. Alas,
before I could approach him, he had breathed his last. I made
all haste back to Hishaam and found him dead as well. Thereupon,
I hurried as fast as I could to my cousin, and, lo! in the meantime
he had also joined the other two.
Many an incident of such self-denial and heroic sacrifice is recorded
in the books of Hadith. This is the last word in self-sacrifice,
that each dying person should forego slaking his own thirst in favour
of his other needy brother. May Allah bless their souls with His
choicest favours for their sacrifice for others even at the time
of death, when a person has seldom the sense to make a choice.
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