3-Farwah Bani ‘Amr Al-Judhami’s Messenger

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3-farwah bani ‘amr al-judhami’s messenger: farwah was an arab leader in the byzantine army. he was a byzantine agent ruler by proxy on the arabs allied to the byzantines. his home was at mu‘an and the surrounding area of ash-sham lands. seeing the stamina and courage of the muslims he became a muslim. the battle of mu’tah — which took place in the eighth year of al-hijra — compelled his admiration. he sent a white mule gift with a messenger of his to the messenger of allâh [pbuh] to inform him of his conversion into islam. when the byzantines learnt of his embracing islam, they sent him to prison. at first they gave him an opportunity to choose one of the two — "either he defects from islam or death shall be his punishment." refusing to defect they crucified him and cut his neck at a water (fountain) called ‘afra’ in palestine. [za'd al-ma'ad 3/45; tafheem-ul-qur'an 2/169]
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