Posted 10/25/2013 by Ana Ghoib in Ilmu Islam

Kisah Sahabat: Salman Al Farisi kembara mencari kebenaran

salman al farisi
salman al farisi

While some sources gather him with the migrants of Mecca,[3] other sources narrate that during the Battle of the Trench, one of the migrant from Mecca stated, “Salman is one of us.”, but this was challenged by the Muslims of Medina known in Arabic as the Ansar. A lively argument began between the two groups, each of them claiming that Salman belonged to their group, and not to the other group. 

Muhammad arrived on the scene, and heard the argument. He was amused by the claims, but he soon put an end to their arguments by saying, ‘“Salman is neither a migrant nor an Ansar). He is one of us. He is one of the people of the house of Muhammad.”


Salman Al-Farisi Shrine & Mosque, Mada’in, Iraq  courtesy Wikipedia
In June 656, Ali ibn Abi Talib ascended the throne of the caliphate in Medina as the successor of Muhammad. One of his first acts, upon taking charge of the government of the Muslims, was to appoint Salman as the governor of the city and the districts of Mada’in in Iraq.

At this time, Salman was quite advanced in years. But thanks to his abstemiousness, and to the spartan discipline he had imposed upon himself all his life, he was in top physical and mental condition.

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He left Medina on his 800 miles long journey to Mada’in carrying a palm-leaf (for prostration) on which to say prayers, a bag containing crusts of barley bread, a water bag made of goat skin, a cup and a pillow. These were all his worldly possessions. However, by the time he arrived at his destination he had given all these things away, except the palm-leaf, because he saw others in need of these items.

Unfortunately, within a few weeks of his arrival, the slave of God, and the bosom friend of Muhammad and Ali ibn Abi Talib died. He was 88 years old at his death, and was buried in Mada’in.

A measure of Salman’s scriptual attainment can be gleaned by the following narrations. The second narration implies that Salman could also read Hebrew.

Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

The Prophet made a bond of brotherhood between Salman and Abu Darda. Salman paid a visit to Abu Darda and found Um Ad-Darda dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. She replied, “Your brother Abu Ad-Darda’ is not interested in (the luxuries of) this world.” In the meantime, Abu Darda came and prepared a meal for Salman. Salman requested Abu Darda to eat (with him), but Abu Darda said, “I am fasting.” Salman said, “I am not going to eat unless you eat.” So, Abu Darda ate (with Salman).

When it was night and (a part of the night passed), Abu Darda got up (to offer the night prayer), but Salman told him to sleep and Abu Darda slept. After sometime Abu Darda again got up but Salman told him to sleep. When it was the last hours of the night, Salman told him to get up then, and both of them offered the prayer. Salman told Abu Darda, “Your lord has a right on you, your soul has a right on you, and your family has a right on you; so you should give the rights of all those who has a right on you.” Abu Darda came to the Prophet and narrated the whole story. The Prophet said, “Salman has spoken the truth.”

—Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:31:189

Narrated Salman al-Farisi:

I read in the Torah that the blessing of food consists in ablution before it. So I mentioned it to the Prophet (peace be upon him). He said, “The blessing of food consists in ablution before it and ablution after it.”

—Sunan Abu Dawood, 27:3752, [6]
I am Salman, the son of Islam from the children of Adam.

—Salman, Companions of The Prophet, Volume 1, by Abdul Wahid Hamid

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