Tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)

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This is the tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him), the second amir appointed by the Prophet (SAW), to lead the Muslim army at the Battle of Muta.

Jafar (may Allah be pleased with him) was a cousin of the Prophet (SAW) on the paternal side and Ali’s older brother (may Allah be pleased with him).


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He had a special love for the poor and often mingled and contacted them.

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He was one of the first companions who emigrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) during the persecution of the Quraysh. He was a representative of the Muslims who successfully defended the emigrants in the court of King Negus from the Quraysh who came to force them to return to Mecca.

The tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)
The tomb of Jafar-bin-Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him)

When Zaid (may Allah be pleased with him) was killed, Jafar took the flag of the Muslims (may Allah be pleased with him). He deliberately turned off his horse to dispel any thoughts of returning home from the battlefield. With a flag in one hand and a sword in the other, he jumped on the line of the enemy. The enemy cut his right hand, which held the flag. He immediately moved it to the left. When it was cut off, he held the flag in his teeth and supported him with bleeding hands. His body was cut into two parts by someone from behind, and he fell dead, then he was about 33 years old.

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Upon hearing the news of his death, the Prophet (SAW) went to his home to condole with his family. He called his sons Abdullah, Aun, and Mohammed, comforted them and blessed them with his prayers.

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After his death, Jafar (may Allah be pleased with him) became known as Jafar al-Tayyar, “One of two wings,” due to the fact that the Prophet (SAW) had a vision of him in Paradise with two wings.

Sources: Fazail-e-Aamal – Sheik Zakariyya Kandhalvi

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