The Shrines of the prophet’s companions

The Shrines of the prophet’s companions

  • The shrine of Al-Harith Bin Omar Al-Azdi may Allah be pleased with him

    It is just located  20 kilometers south of Tafila city. It is simply a modern building whose internal structure contains a shrine referring to the companion Harith bin Amir Azdi  who carried a message from the  Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, to the Emir of Bosra Al-Sham, but he was killed by Sharhabeel Bin Amr Ghassani, the governor of Muta. He was the only killed messenger of the Prophet Muhammed and his death was the main reason for the battle of Muta

  • The Shrine of Faroah Bin Amr Al_Judhaami, may Allah be pleased with him, the first martyr of Islam in the Levant

The book entitled "The beginning and the end" authored by Abu Fidaa Al-Hafiz Bin Katheer states that the tribe of Jutham  was widespread at the advent of Islam in Maan and Ayla (currently Aqaba), and the location of their leadership was in Maan. Faroah Bin Amr Al-Judhami  was a resident in Maan and worked as a governor of Maan and the areas extending from Maan to Ayla (Aqaba) in southern Jordan for the Byzantine Empire. As soon as he heard the advent of Islam, he sent one of his relatives, Masoud bin Saad Aljudhi, a messenger to the Prophet, peace be upon him, in order to inform the Prophet of his embracing Islam and give him some gifts, including a white mule, white linen shirts and a silk cloak. when the Romans knew that he converted to Islam, he was withdrawn from his position and sent to prison. The Romans also tempted their ally, the king of Ghassan, Al-Harith Bin Abi Shamar Al-Ghassani, to bring him shackled to the water spring of Afra.

Abu Fidaa Al-Hafiz Bin Katheer states that Faroah Bin Amr Al-Judhami had been crucified at the water spring of Afra for days after being beheaded. However, the king of Ghassan did not know that the crucifixion of this Arab hero immortalized his name, may Allah be pleased with him, in the history of Islam as the first martyr of Islam in the Levant.

A year later, his martyrization opened the door widely for new conversions to Islam. A delegation from the tribe of Judham headed by Rvfaah Bin Zaid met the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) in the seventh year of migration, to declare their conversion to Islam in the hands of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him.

According to the historical resources, Jaber Al-Ansari embraced Islam, meeting the Prophet to learn the teachings of Islam. He participated in 19 battles and stayed for a while in Tafila. He called people to embrace Islam and exerted efforts to increase their awareness in Islam. He spent some time in an area located in the highlands of Tafila city, which is now called ‘Alansar Neighbourhood’ or the ‘Mount of Jaber Alansari’. It should be noted that the stones of his shrine disappeared due to erosion and other factors.

 There is some disagreement about the death of Jaber Al-Ansari, may Allah be pleased with him; there are those who say that he studied at Al-Masjid  Al-Nabawi in Medina in his last days and died in the 78th year of migration, aged 90 years; others say that he died in the Levant and there are those who say that his tomb is in Tafila. 

The tomb of Jaber Al-Ansari has been identified by specialised committees as located on the southern side of Tafila police building in Baqia where a room around his grave was built for visitors  and  the people of Tafila city, Al-Jawabra, were named after this companion, may Allah be pleased with him.



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