after the departure of the quraishites, people went out to check the identity of the killed and the wounded. zaid bin thabit said: "the messenger of allâh [pbuh] sent me on uhud day to seek sa‘d bin ar-rabî‘ and said: "when you see him, say: ‘peace be upon you from me.’ and say to him ‘the messenger of allâh [pbuh] says: how do you feel?’" zaid said: "i started wandering about checking the killed till i came across sa‘d when he was dying — with about seventy strokes or stabs of a sword, a spear and an arrow in his body.so i said: "o sa‘d, the messenger of allâh [pbuh] sends you his greetings. and says ‘peace be upon you, tell me how do you feel?’" sa‘d said: "and let peace be upon the messenger of allâh [pbuh], too. tell him, i smell the scent of the paradise. and tell the helpers, my people, ‘you shall not be excused before allâh if the messenger of allâh [pbuh] is hurt and your eyes are blinking’ (i.e. you are still alive and not dead)." then he died. [za'd al-ma'ad 2/96]
they came across al-usairim — ‘amr bin thabit, whom they had already urged to embrace islam but refused. they saw him among the wounded on the verge of close death. "what has he come here for? we have parted with him and he was still too obdurate to accept islam as his religion". they asked him: "what made you come here? is it out of zeal to defend your people or is it because of an inclination to islam?" he said: "it is (certainly) an inclination to islam. i believe in allâh and in his messenger. i have fought with the messenger of allâh [pbuh] till i have got what you see," and then he immediately died. they told the messenger of allâh [pbuh] about him. hearing that, he said: "he is one of the inhabitants of paradise." "although he had not offered one single prayer," narrated abu hurairah. [za'd al-ma'ad 2/94; ibn hisham 2/90]
qazman, who was found among the wounded, fought heroically, and killed seven or eight idolaters. he was weakened by the wounds he had sustained, they carried him to the habitation of bani zufr. the muslims gave him glad tidings of the paradise. but he said: "by allâh i have fought out of a zeal to my people. had it not been for that i would have never fought." when his wounds worsened he committed suicide. the messenger of allâh [pbuh] had already said whenever he was mentioned to him: "he is an inhabitant of fire." [za'd al-ma'ad 2/97; ibn hisham 2/88] this is the end of those who fight for a national cause or in a way other than that of raising up the word of allâh, though they fought under the banner of islam or even in the army of the messenger of allâh [pbuh] or of his companions.
contrary to qazman there was a jew of bani tha‘labah among the killed. he said to his people, "o folk people of jews! by allâh you have already known that it is imperative to support muhammad [pbuh]." they said: "today is saturday." he said: "there is no saturday for you." he took his sword and the war equipment and said: "if i were killed, my property should be put at muhammad [pbuh]’s disposal". then next morning he kept on fighting till he was killed. the messenger of allâh [pbuh] said about him, "mukhaireeq is the best jew." [ibn hisham 2/88,89]