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Those rp,.omised CParadise
Religious Review Shaikh Abdool Rahman Khan
BA University of Madinah
Fadil. Dar ul-Ulurn, Deoband
Dr. Muhammad Fadel
Ph.D., University of Chicago
B.Sc., University of Illinois, Chicago
M.A., University of Arkansas
American Academy of Art
Sharon K. Jaman
On whose date ofbirth, September 18, 1995,
I began this project.
QRA' International is pleased to offer Those Promised Paradise, the first volume in a series of Stories of the Sahabah adapted by NOUTa Durkee. The volume contains the biographies of twentyone intimate Saluiban of Rasulullah ~ who were promised Jannah through various traditions of the Prophet~.
A more famous lfadith on this subject promises Jannah to ten Sahdbah. popularly known as al-'Ashrah
'Abd ar-Rahman bin 'Awf ~ reported the Messenger of Allah ~ as saying: "Abu Bakr will go to Paradise,'Umar will go to Paradise, 'Uthman will go to Paradise, 'Ali will go to Paradise, Talhah will go to Paradise, Zubair will go to Paradise, 'Abd ar-Rahman bin 'Awf will go to Paradise, Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas, Sa'id bin Zaid will go to Paradise, and Abu 'Ubaidah bin al-Jarrah will go to Paradise." at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah
There are other traditions which mention the name of other Sahdban and Sahabiyiit who were promised Jannah in their lifetime or soon after their death. We believe all the Sahdban of Rasiilullah ~ will enter Jannah; here we include those chosen ones who heard the good news from the Prophet ~.
As all those chosen Sahdbah. included in this vol