بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
ا سَـــــــلاَمُ عَلَيــْــكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكـَـاتُه
Saad bin Muaz was a slave, and he was said to have dark skin, even darker than Bilal bin Rabah. On the age of 31, he converted to Islam and he was freed short after that. After he migrated to Madinah, Saad decided that he wanted to get married. However, nobody wanted to marry him because of his dark skin. Every woman that he proposed was been turned down.
With that Saad was very disappointed. He went and complained to Rasulullah s.a.w. "Am I really that low that all of my proposals were rejected?" Prophet Muhammad was calm and convinced him that he would have his marriage.
Rasulullah called some of his sahabahs and asked about a beautiful woman in Madinah. He asked them to take Saad to that woman and proposed her, with his guarantee.
The day came where Saad and other sahabahs went to the woman's house. They were being treated nicely by the woman's father. Then the Sahabahs told the woman's father of their intention. They said that Saad was guaranteed by Prophet Muhammad to proposed his daughter.
The man smiled and was elated. He thought that his daughter would be proposed by Rasulullah himself. But Saad quickly said that he was the one who wanted to marry his daughter. Upon hearing his claim, the man was angry and insulted Saad.
Again Saad was sad and depressed. He complained to Rasulullah. The woman reprimanded his father because he rejected Saad's proposal as he was guaranteed by Prophet Muhammad himself and it was one of Allah's will. The scolding hit her father like a brick. He regretted his action and went out to meet Saad and apologised. Finally in front of Prophet Muhammad and Saad, the man approved him as his son-in-law.
Prophet Muhammad told Saad to ask money from Abdul Rahman bin Auf, Uthman bin Affan and Ali bin Ali Taib to buy his wedding preparations. While getting ready to get married, Saad heard Prophet Muhammad called upon every man in Madinah for Jihad as the enemy was getting closer and was set to attack. Saad didn't buy his wedding preparations, instead he bought sword, an armor and also a horse to join the other Mujahideen for war.
Saad positioned himself at the front line. With his armor, shield and sword, Saad was not recognized among the sahabahs. It was Allah's will that Saad died in the battle field. As the body of Syahids were gathered and their armors were taken off, the sahabahs realised that Saad was among one of them. They have thought that he didn't join the war because he was busy preparing for his wedding.
The news of Saad's death reached Prophet Muhammad. Rasulullah s.a.w said, "On the moment of his death, Allah's arasy shook and the angels of the sky and earth cried." Saad bin Muaz had been a muslim for only 6 years. He died on the age of 37.
|Quran (2:244) "Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things."|