“Every prophet had disciples; my disciple is Al-Zubair.” What actions of Al-Zubair ibn Al-Awam (ra) garnered this praise from the Prophet (s)? It was his readiness to defend Rasulullah even in the face of life-threatening situations. At the Battle of Badr, Al-Zubair was the first to draw his sword, and even the angels took notice. As Jibreel (as) and the angels arrived on the battlefield, they donned the turban of Al-Zubair to honor his bravery.
President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.