During the Battle of Uhud, Jibreel (as) and Mika’eel (as) stood by the Prophet ﷺ. Despite the setbacks experienced on that day, one Companion stood out: Mus’ab ibn Umayr (ra). He bore the banner of Islam and drew the threat of injury away from the Prophet ﷺ. Although he was martyred for his efforts, he was given a final honor in battle: an angel who picked up the banner and carried it while taking on the form of Mus’ab (ra).
Dr. Omar Suleiman
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. He is also the Resident Scholar at Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square.