Abu Ubaidah Mosque

Abu Ubaidah Mosque

Abu Ubaidah Mosque

This mosque in the Jordan Valley includes the tomb of Abu Ubaidah-bin-Jarrah,

one of the Ashura Mubbasharah the blessed 10 companions to whom the Prophet

announced their admission into Paradise.”Every nation has a trustworthy man,”

the Prophet remarked, ” Abu Ubaidah (r.a ) was characterized as a tall, skinny,

light-bearded man with two broken teeth that were the envy of all Muslims, having

been broken while assisting the Prophet. The Prophet was brutally assailed

by the enemy during the battle of Uhud, and two links of his helmet were struck

deep into his head (or face). Abu Ubaidah rushed over to assist him and began

ripping the links out with his teeth. He had lost one of his teeth by the time

one of the connections broke. He ignored this and used his teeth

to take off the second connection as well. Abu Ubaidah Mosque

Abu Ubaidah Tomb

Abu Ubaidah Tomb

During Umar’s Caliphate, Abu Ubaidah ( ) replaced Khalid-bin-Waleed as a

Muslim leader during the Syrian Campaign.When the plague reached Syria,

killing many Sahaabah, Caliph Umar promptly addressed

the following letter to Abu Ubaidah, “Assalamu Alaykum, I have a terrible need for which

I need to speak to you face to face.” As a result, I urge you to come to

meet me as soon as you receive this letter.”Abu Ubaidah was a man who lived his life in

submission to his elders. But the instant he received this message, he smiled and realized

what Umar’s pressing need to visit him was. Umar merely wanted him to leave the

plague-stricken area and return safely to Madinah. Abu Ubaidah turned to

his comrades and stated, “I know what our Ameer requires.”

He desires for the survival of someone who will not survive.” Abu Ubaidah Mosque

As Umar read the letter, tears welled up in his eyes. “Ameerul Mu’mineen,

has news of Abu Ubaidah’s death reached you?” the people

around him inquired. “No, that hasn’t happened yet,”

Umar said, “but it appears that it will happen shortly.” Following that, Umar penned

another letter, “Assalamu Alaykum, The land on which you have kept the people is very low.

Take them to a higher elevation where the air is clear.” Abu Ubaidah Mosque

Abu Musa Ashari

Abu Musa Ashari claims that when this letter arrived in Abu Ubaidah, he phoned me and read

the letter from Ameerul Mumineen to me. He then told me to go find a good location for

the Muslim army. He went on to say that before going out looking, he went home to find his wife

infected with the plague. He returned promptly and informed Abu Ubaidah who

had mounted his camel to hunt for a suitable location when it was discovered that

Abu Ubaidah was also affected by the plague. Soon later, his condition

deteriorated and he died near Fahl. This incident took place in the year 17 AH

when Abu Ubaidah was 58 years old.

Muadh bin Jabal performed his Janazah salah (funeral prayer). Abu Ubaidah’s grave

is located in a small chamber close to the Masjid.

As you exit the Masjid, you will notice a big graveyard on your right.

According to the locals, several Sahabah and Shuhadaa who were martyred in

this plague is buried in this graveyard.

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