Usama ibn Zayd

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Usama bin Zayd (also spelled Osama)() was the son of Zayd ibn Harithah , the Islamic prophet, Muhammad's freed slave, adopted son and one of the first Muslims. Umm Ayman was his mother.


Early life

Usamah ibn Zayd was born in the seventh year before Hijra (615 G.). Because of his father's status as a foster-child of Muhammad, and his mother's role in the life of Aminah, Usamah was considered almost a grandson, and Muhammad love for him was not very different from his love for al-Hasan and al-Husayn. During Usamah's youth, Muhammad was presented with an expensive gown. After wearing it once to the Friday Jumu'ah Prayers, he gave it as a gift to Usamah. When Usamah was ten years old, he requested to fight in the Battle of Uhud, but was not allowed. His first experience participating in a battle was at the age of fifteen, in the Battle of the Trench. During the Battle of Hunayn, in which the Muslim army was ambushed, Usamah was among the few men who continued to fight with Muhammad, helping turn the near-defeat into victory.

Muhammad's era

Usama ibn Zayd - loved by Muhammad almost as equal to a grandson. He was the youngest person ever to be appointed a general by Muhammad.

The Last Expedition of Muhammad

Muhammad started to mobilize a great Army to Syria 'Byzantine Empire' in the month of Safar 11 A.H, under the command of Usamah ibn Zayd. This was the last expedition in the life of the prophet of Islam. Muhammad had ordered his followers to go with...
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