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Abu Zar Ghafari

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Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari

Abu Dharr’s story is the story of the highway robber who became an ascetic and a preacher during the life of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and the conscience of the rulers of the Islamic State after the death of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). Abu Dharr (radi Allahu anhu) was among the first persons to accept Islam. Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said about him: “No one walking on the earth and under the sky is more truthful than Abu Dharr.” [Ibn Majah]

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In the Waddan valley, which connects Makkah to the outside world, lived the tribe of Ghifar. Ghifar were notorious for raiding trade caravans and for invading weaker neighbouring tribes. So lawless were they, that they did not even respect the four sacred months held inviolable by all Arabs, in which they did not allow killing. All in all, their interests were focused on ways to rob others. [Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal]

Jundub ibn Junadah, nicknamed Abu Dharr, was a member of this tribe. He, like his peers, was a professional raider and used all means available to kill...

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