Hazrat Usman(R.A) was born in 573 A.C in Mecca. He belonged to a noble family of Quraish. He was from the ‘Ummaya’ family of Quraish, which was a well reputed and honorable family of Mecca during the pre-ISLAM days. His father name was ‘Afan Bin Abul’ so Hzrat Usman(R.A) was commonly known as “USMAN IBN AFFAN”. He was one of the known person who knew reading and writing. He did the business of clothes.
ACCEPTANCE OF ISLAM:
When the Holy Prophet(s.a.w.w) started preaching of ISLAM, he accepted ‘ISLAM’ in early days. When Abu Bakr(R.A) preached, he accepted ‘ISLAM’. People of Quraish started hating him. He got married to Ruqayya(R.A) one of the daughter of ‘Hazrat Muhammad(S.A.W.W)’.
On various occasions, he spent a great portion of his wealth for then welfare of Muslims, for charity and for preparing the Muslims Armies. Once Usman(R.A) bought a well named “BIR-I-RUMAH” from a Jew against twenty thousand Dirhams for free use of Muslims. That was the first trust made in the history of ‘ISLAM’. That is why he came to be known as “AL GHANI”.
WRITER OF QURANIC REVELATIONS:
Hazrat Usman(R.A) had a beautiful hand writing and also had a great command over Arabic language. Due to this “HOLY PROPHET(S.A.W.W)” appointed Him as one of the noble scribes of Holy Revelations.
AS A THIRD KHALIFA OF ISLAM:
After the death of second khalifa Hzrat Umar(R.A), Hazrat Usman(R.A) selected the third khalifa of Muslims.
ASSEMBLAGE OF THE COMPLETE HOLY QURAN:
Hazrat Usman(R.A) noticed differences in the recitation of Holy Quran, so he directed Hazrat Zaid Bin sabit(R.A) to make multiple copies of the same quran he had written in the time of
Hazrat Abu Bakr(R.A) to help save the Quranic text from any possible editions and bring people to a common way of recital process. For this, he is known as
“JAMI’UL QURAN” meaning
“the compiler of quran”.
Hazrat Usman(R.A) faced a lot of resistance by so called Muslims. One day when He was reciting the Holy book of “ALLAH”, he was brutally martyred, He was assassinated on Friday, 17th of Dhul Hijjah,35 A.H, at the age of 84. He was great so we should follow
- “Har Nabi Ka Dost Hota Hai Or Mere Jannat Ky Dost Usman Ghani (R.A) Hain”.(Ibn e Majha)
“Lavishness amounts to the thanklessness to God for His gifts”. USMAN R.A
“The highest degree of trust is that you [will] always regard yourself in the presence of God” USMAN R.A
“Attain wisdom from the story of the dead”. USMAN R.A
“One should not glad at the acquisition of wealth nor should be feeling aggrieved at its loss”. USMAN R.A
“He who is fond of delicious food, let him bear in mind that ultimately he is to be food for weasel”. USMAN R.A
“On testing people, I have found some of them more venomous than venomous animals”. USMAN R.A
“Your charity is not accepted until you believe, “I need award more than the beggar needs the money”. USMAN R.A
- “It is so easy to dive into a battle but too hard to come out of it”. USMAN R.A
- “Silence is an embellishment for the wise and a veil for the ignorance”.
“Action is the result of knowledge”. USMAN R.A