Maz’un R was from Banu (Family of)
Jamh branch of Quraysh tribe.
Grandfather of Jamh was Husays
bin Ka’b. Ka’b bin Luw’i, the ancestor of
Maz’un R was also an ancestor of
the Messenger of
Allah, Muhammad S.
Maz’un R and all three (3) of his
brothers were among the as-Sabiqun al-Awwalun
Maz’un R had the following three
them migrated to Habash (Ethiopia) with many
other Muslims, to save themselves from the torture
They had a sister named Zaynab bint Maz’un
R. She was married to ‘Umar bin Khattab
. ‘Umar bin Khattab R became the
second Khalifah (Caliph) of
bint Maz’un R had two children:
bint ‘Umar R later became one of the Ummul Mominin
(Mother of the faithful), a title given to the holy wives
of the Messenger of
Allah, Muhammad R.
Their father was Maz’un bin Habib.
bin Maz'un R was one of the very few Quraysh who
did not drink wine before Islam.
bin Maz'un R was among the first fifteen people to accept
converts to Islam were tortured by the
Quraysh for leaving their age-old religion.
In the year 9BH (Before Hijrah) (613 AD),
the Messenger of
Allah, Muhammad S allowed these early
Muslims to migrate out of Makkah.
More than one hundred (100) Muslims migrated to
Habash (Ethiopia), at different times in small
groups, to save themselves from the torture of Quraysh.
The Christian King Najjashi (Negus) of
Habash (Ethiopia) welcomed the migrants
bin Maz'un R had migrated to Habash
(Ethiopia) twice. Most migrant Muslims returned to
Makkah from Habash (Ethiopia), after
hearing a rumor that all Quraysh had accepted
They were tortured more on their return. Most of them went
back to Habash (Ethiopia). ‘Uthman
bin Maz'un was among those who migrated to Habash
(Ethiopia) once again.
bin Maz'un R was a very religious person. He spent a lot
of time in prayers. Once he did not come out of his house
for several days. He spent all his time praying, while he
was in his house.
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad S told
‘Uthman bin Maz'un S that Islam
does not have only one single dimension. In Islam,
the word prayer has much wider meanings. Every thing done
by us for any good cause is ‘Ibadah
(Prayers). Islam is a complete way of life.
One does not have to leave this world to become a good
bin Maz'un R participated in the battle of Badr. It
was the first major battle between the Muslims and
the Quraysh. Poorly equipped and fewer Muslims
defeated the large well-armed army of Quraysh.
bin Maz'un R was the first Muhajir
(Migrant) from Makkah to die in Madinah.
He was the first Muhajir to be buried in
Baqi' al Gharqad (A famous graveyard in Madinah).