July 16, 2020 § Leave a comment
“Abū Muslim al-Khowlāni said, ‘I entered the Mosque of Ḥimṣ and saw about thirty middle-aged Companions of the Prophet ﷺ, and then there was this young man sitting there with them, with kohl on his eyes and bright teeth.
Silent, not speaking.
When the people would differ about something they would turn to him and ask him. So I said to the person sitting next to me, ‘Who is that?’ He replied, ‘Muʿādh ibn Jabal, may Allaah the Most High be pleased with him.’ So I felt love for him there and then and used to stay with them until they parted.’
From Shahr ibn Ḥawshab, ‘When the Companions of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ would talk and Muʿādh ibn Jabal was among them they would look at him in awe of him.’”
Ḥālus-Salaf maʿal-Qurʾān, pp. 155-156.