Martyrdom with Pride
By Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin on 09-10-2013
The battle with the Byssantians and their withdrawal had created immense impactso
were the the victories in Mecca and
Hunain. Tahaif which strongly defended the attack from of Muslim was the first
to surrender after the battle of Tabuk. After this incident in Hunai, when
Mohammed was on attack, a chief leader of the tribe named Urwaa Al Masud was
there. When he returned to Tahib, he came to know about the victory of Mohammed
in the battle field of Tabuk. Without losing any time, he went to Mohammed and
embraced Islam. He also sought permission of Mohammed to spread the message of
Islam among his community. He was one among those who negotiated with Mohammed
to Hubaidiya treaty. Mohammed cautioned him about his personal security. When
he noticed the immeasurable enthusiasm of Uruva to take the message of Islam to
his people, Mohammed was quite aware of the loyalty shown to the message of
Islam. Mohammed was quite aware of the loyalty the people expressed hey tried
and bravery. Urva responded, “O prophet of God, They love me very much.”
He started his mission of spreading Islam. Tribe had
consultations on the question how to meet this situation. They could not reach
among women. The next day Urva stood on the top of his house and called for
prayer. With this the prophesy of Mohammed about him was about to materialize.
The people could not tolerate the conduct of Urva. They encircled him and
arrows were shot to him. He fell down. The family members were disturbed.
Before taking his last breath, he told them, “This is the respect given by God.
The martyrdom offered to me is that of a king compared to the martyrdom of the
diseased, who participated in the battle of Thalib and lost their lives.” He
asked them to bury him near the tombs of martyrs at Talib. The next day he took
them to the top of the house and called for prayer.
About The Author
Hon. Justice P K Shamsuddin (High Court of Kerala) is a great Gandhian and a noted humanitarian, who could successfully steer World Fellowship of Inter-religious Councils. His relentless efforts for inter religious harmony was awarded by HH Pope John Paul 2nd and Parliament of World Religions.