Muadh ibn Jabal
|Died||639 (aged 35-36)|
|Other names||(? ?) Imam Alfoqaha'a|
( ?) Kanz Alulama'a
(? ? ?) A'alam Alumma bil Halali wal Haram
|Known for||Sahabi, Islamic scholar|
|Umm Amr bint Khalid ibn Amr al-Khazrajiyya|
|Children||Abd al-Rahman ibn Muadh ibn Jabal|
|Relatives||Abd Allah ibn al-Jad ibn Qays (maternal brother)|
Muadh ibn Jabal (Arabic: ; 603 - 639) was a sahabi (companion) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muadh was an Ansar of Banu Khazraj and compiled the Quran with five companions while Muhammad was still alive. He was known as the one with a lot of knowledge. He was called by Muhammad "the one who will lead the scholars into Paradise."
Muhammad sent Mu'adh as the governor of Yemen to collect zakat. When Muhammad sent Mu'adh to Yemen to teach its people about Islam, he personally bade farewell to him, walking for some distance alongside him as he set out to leave the city. It is said that Muhammad informed him that on his return to Medina, he would perhaps see only his masjid and grave. Upon hearing this, Mu'adh began to cry.
Al-Bayhaqi narrated in Shu`ab al-Iman (1:392 #512-513), and so did al-Tabarani, that Mu`adh ibn Jabal narrated that Muhammad said: "The People of Paradise will not regret except one thing alone: the hour that passed them by and in which they made no remembrance of Allah." Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-Haythami in Majma al-Zawa'id (10:74) said that its narrators are all trustworthy (thiqat), while Suyuti declared it hasan in his Jami` al-Saghir (#7701).
Ibn al-Jawzi recorded in Siffatu Safwah that Mu'adh advised his son, "My son! Pray the prayer of he who is just about to leave and imagine that you might not be able to pray ever again. Know that the believer dies between two good deeds; one that he performed and one that he intended to perform later on."