Abu Dawud narrated in his Sunan that:

Amr ibn Uqaysh al-Ansaari (may Allah be pleased with him) had given interest-based loans in the pre-Islamic period; so he disliked to embrace Islam until he had collected them.

On the day of Uhud, he came and asked: Where are my cousins?

The people replied: At Uhud [to fight the disbelievers].

He asked: Where is so-and-so? They said: At Uhud. He asked: Where is so-and-so? They said: At Uhud.

He then put on his armour, rode his horse, and proceeded towards them.

When the Muslims saw him, they said to him: Keep away, O Amr.

He said to them: I have become a believer.

He then fought with them until he was wounded.

He was then taken to his family wounded.

Sa’d ibn Mu’adh (may Allah be pleased with him) came to his sister: Ask him whether he fought out of anger for his people, or out of anger for Allah?

He said: Rather it was out of anger for Allah and His Messenger.

He then died and entered Paradise, without having performed any prayers.


[1] Sunan Abi Dawud 2537: Book 15, Hadith 61, English translation: Book 14, Hadith 2531. Graded as Hasan by al-Albani. Translation editted from: http://sunnah.com/abudawud/15/61

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