How Abu Jahl Was Killed In The Battle Of Badr, May Allah’s Curse be Upon Him

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The hadith below explain how Abu Jahl was killed in the Battle of Badr. Who killed him and the comment of the Prophet on his death.

If you don’t know?

Abu Jahl is one of the people who curse the Prophet (PBUH). He also takes part in the Battle of Badr, where he meets his demise.

The Hadith That Explain How Abu Jahl Was Killed

It is recorded in the Saheehain that ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn ‘Awf said: “While I was standing in the battle array on the day of Badr, I looked toward my right and my left, and found myself between two boys, who were quite young in age, from the Ansar. I wished I were between stronger persons.

One of them made a sign to me and said: ‘Uncle, do you recognize Abu Jahl?’ I said: ‘Yes. What do you want to do with him, O my nephew?’ He said: ‘I have been told that he abuses the Messenger of Allah, may peace be upon him.

By Allah, in Whose Hands is my life, if I see him (I will with him) and will not leave him until one of us who is destined to die earlier is killed.’ The narrator said: I wondered at this. Then the other made a sign to me and said similar words. Soon afterwards, I saw Abu Jahl. He was moving about among men.

I said to the two boys: ‘Don’t you see? He is the man you were inquiring about.’ (As soon as they heard this), they dashed toward him, struck him with their swords until he was killed. Then they returned to the Messenger of Allah, may peace be upon him, and informed him of this.

He asked: ‘Which of you has killed him?’ Each one of them said: ‘I have killed him.’ He said: ‘Have you wiped your swords?’ They said: ‘No’.

He examined their swords and said: ‘Both of you have killed him.’ He then decided that the belongings of Abu Jahl be handed over to (the two young boys) Mu‘adh Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Al-Jamooh and Mu‘adh Ibn Afra.”

Conclusion

In short, you should have known, how Abu Jahl was killed in the Battle of Badr. But as a recap, he was killed in the Battle of Badr by Mu‘adh Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Al-Jamooh and Mu‘adh Ibn Afra – the two young boys.

And then the Prophet (PBUH) decided that the belongings of Abu Jahl be handed over to them.

And Allah knows best.

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