10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise (Ashara Mubashara)

10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise

10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had 10 extremely fortunate companions called Ashara Mubashara, who received the good news of Paradise in their life on Earth through their amazing acts and limitless sacrifices. It is our responsibility as Muslims to learn about them and the way of life of these Ashara Mubashara.

To learn more about the experiences and stories of these 10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise (The Ashara Mubashara), continue reading!

The Names of the 10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise (The Ashara Mubashara)

Even though the Prophet (PBUH) told some of his Companions the good news of Paradise at separate periods, he told these ten people at the same assembly (they are collectively called Ashara Mubashara). Their names are listed here:

  1. Abu Bakr As-Siddiq or Abdullah ibn Abi Kuhafa (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  2. Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  3. Uthman bin Affan (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  4. Ali bin Abu Talib (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  5. Talha Ibn Ubaidullah (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  6. Zubair Ibn Al-Awwam (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  7. Abdur Rahman Bin Auf (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  8. Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  9. Saeed Ibn Zayd (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)
  10. Abu Ubaida ibn Al-Jarrah (radiallahu ta’ala anhu)

Stories of The 10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise (Ashara Mubashara)

Ten Sahaba Who Were Promised Jannah - Ashara Mubashara

Let us examine more into the Stories of The 10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise, The stories of Ashara Mubashara:

1) Abu Bakr (R.A.) (573-634 C.E)

Abu Bakr’s (R.A.) full name is Abdullah ibn Abi Kuhafa (RA). He goes by Abu Bakr as a nickname. Another name for him was “Siddiq” or ” The Testifier to the Truth”. Of the ten people in the list, he was the first to die. He was younger than Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by two and a half years.

While others were reluctant to embrace Islam, Abu Bakr (RA) did so without hesitation. The first caliph of Islam and the closest friend of the Prophet (PBUH) was Abu Bakr (R.A.). The first adult male to accept Islam was him.

Moreover, Abu Bakr (RA) received the title of “Siddiq” from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for his instant belief in Miraj, which was the moment when the latter ascended to the heavens.

Abu Bakr (RA) participated in several battles during the lifetime of the Prophet (PBUH). Additionally, he donated his whole fortune to the Tabuk Battle. He was granted Jannah by Allah SWT as a result of his numerous sacrifices.

2) Umar ibn al-Khattab (R.A.) (584-644 C.E)

Umar (RA) was also known by the name Faruq. In 617 AD, at the age of 39, he accepted Islam. After converting to Islam, he publicly joined the Muslims and showed up on the grounds of the Kaaba in order to escape secrecy.

Since Umar was a powerful and feared figure, Muslims were no longer prohibited from publicly praying in front of the Kaaba after he converted to Islam. He was very dogmatic when it came to religion.

That day, the Prophet (PBUH) gave him the name “Faruq,” which means “to distinguish between truth and falsehood.” He received this title as a result of his dedication to justice. Even Satan was afraid of Umar (RA) since he was such a fearsome person.

Also Read: Life of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A.)

3) Uthman bin Affan (R.A.) (577-656 C.E)

Uthman (R.A.) was called Dhu-Nurain (possessor of two lamps). The title comes from the way he wed the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) two daughters, Ruqiyyahh and Umm Kalthum.

Six years after the Year of the Elephant, in Taif, near Mecca, Uthman ibn Affan was born into a prosperous Quraish family. He was a good and giving man all of his life, and even before he converted to Islam, he would readily donate money to support those in need.

He was the third caliph of Islam. He was among the six Companions whom the Prophet (PBUH) never felt displeased with. In multiple wars, Uthman (RA) made the most sacrifices. Masjid Al-Nabawi was expanded and rebuilt by him.

4) Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A.) (600-661 C.E)

In the 13th of Rajab, in 600 AD, the 30th Year of the Elephant is when Ali (RA) was born. Ali (RA) and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had a heavenly love since they shared many things, not just their grandfather Abdul Mutalib.

Ali (RA) was also known as Abul Hasan, Abu Turab, and Asadullah. As he took control of Khyber’s heavily guarded “Kamus Fort,” he earned the last nickname. The Prophet (PBUH) then gave him the title “Asadullah” (Lion of Allah).

He was a cousin of the Prophet (PBUH). The first of the young men to convert to Islam was Ali (RA). He was a fighter without fear. In recognition of his valor during the Battle of Badr, the Prophet (PBUH) gave him the sword “Zulfiqar.”

Ali (RA) was the fourth Caliph of Islam. Ali (RA) was the most experienced of the Companions in terms of judgment. He was also called the “gateway of knowledge” by the Prophet.

5) Talha Ibn Ubaidullah (R.A.) (596-656 C.E)

Talha Ibn Ubaidillah (R.A.) was born in Makkah in the year 594 AD. He was a close friend of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He gained recognition for his involvement in the Battles of Uhud and Jamal. Sadly, he lost his life during the Battle of Jamal.

Talha belonged to the Abu Bakr’s (RA) tribe. He made a lot of money traveling to both the north and south of the Arabian Peninsula as a prosperous businessman. Regarding Talha, the Prophet (PBUH) stated:

“He, who desires to see a martyr walking on the ground, let him look at Talha bin Ubaidullah.”

(Mishkat, Ibn Hisham)

Once, when the Prophet Muhammad attempted to climb a boulder while wearing two coats of armor but was unable, Talha knelt beneath him and lifted the Prophet up so he could sit on the boulder. Talha’s assistance pleased Allah, and the Prophet (PBUH) told him that he now had Paradise obligated on him. (Tirmidhi) Because of his generosity, he became known as “Talha the Generous” and “Talha the Good.” He was well-known for assisting persons in debt, struggling families, and widows.

6) Zubair Ibn Al-Awwam (R.A.) (596-656 C.E) 

Zubair ibn al-Awwam (RA) held the title of the Prophet’s ‘Hawari.’ Among the first Muslims to convert was him. He was also endowed with qualities such as kindness, generosity, and loyalty, among others.

Zubair (R.A.) was a brave man. He showed amazing bravery at the Battle of Badr. The enemy was terrified of the name “Zubair.” In every battle he has engaged in, he has breached the enemy’s defenses.

7) Abdul ar-Rahman Bin Auf (R.A.) (580-652 C.E.)

Abdul Amr, also known as Abdul Kaaba, was his given name. After he accepted Islam, the Prophet (PBUH) named him Abdul ar-Rahman. Among the first six Muslims to convert was Abdul ar-Rahman (RA).

Thanks to Abdul ar-Rahman’s (R.A.) vision, Muslim society has avoided a number of significant tragedies. The war was won. He was a very wealthy businessman, but he had little interest in material things. He loved to pamper the Medinah people with money. He was one of the six people whom Umar (RA) appointed to establish the council of Shura to select the Caliph upon his demise. He converted to Islam just two days after Abu Bakr as-Siddiq did.

8) Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (R.A.) (600-675 C.E)

Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (R.A.) went by the nickname Abu Ishaq. He was seventeen years old when he accepted Islam. In the absence of Bilal (R.A.), he was fortunate enough to call to prayer (Adhan) three times. He was the first person to fire an arrow in the path of Allah.

His most famous achievement is leading and organizing the Persian invasion in 636 AD. In the years 616 and 651 AD, he was sent on a diplomatic mission to China.

At the Battle of Badr, Sa’d (RA) fought with incredible valor. Sa’d (RA) was among the soldiers who came up with a plan to protect the Prophet (PBUH) in spite of the atrocities of the Battle of Uhud.

9) Sa’id ibn Zayd (R.A.) (593-673 C.E)

In the year 22BH (Before Hijrah), Sa’id ibn Zaid (RA) was born in Makkah. Saeed ibn Zayd (RA) was among the first Muslims to embrace Islam. His age was 20 only at that time. Even before converting to Islam, he was a “Hanif.” Hanif refers to those who at the time did not practice paganism.

He was raised as a monotheist and adopted Islam at a young age, inheriting his father’s religious views. When there were very few Muslims, Sa’id and his wife converted to Islam. They suffered a great deal of mistreatment, mockery, and torment as a result of their choice. One of the most ardent adherents of Islam, Umar bin Khattab (RA), was converted in a major way due to the influence of Sa’id and his wife, Fatimah binti Khattab. He spent a considerable amount of time serving in the Islamic army of conquest and was instrumental in the integration of the Syrian and Iraqi regions into the Islamic realm.

Saeed Ibn Zayd (R.A.) was a brave combatant. Because he was a “Mustajab ud-Daawah,” there was no doubt that Allah Almighty would accept his prayers and duas.

10) Abu Ubaidah Al-Jarrah (583-638 C.E)

Amin Al-Ummah, or the guardian of the Ummah, is the term used to describe Abu Ubaida ibn al-Jarrah (R.A.). In or around 581 AD, he was born in Makkah, in the Quraish clan of Banu al-Haris ibn Fihr. He was very well-liked by the disciples. During Umar’s (R.A.) caliphate, he passed away from the plague.

He was a tall, thin man with bright, keen eyes who radiated charm and was well-spoken. The Prophet (pbuh) described the physical appearance of him as follows:

He was really modest and humble by nature. He was as smooth and sensitive as silk with his friends. He was as tough as iron in battle. His two front teeth were lost in the Battle of Uhud. Two of the Prophet’s helmet’s iron links penetrated his blessed skull during this combat. Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah used his teeth to extract them. Even among the Prophet’s (pbuh) companions, he was unmatched in honesty and sincerity.

Qualities and Moral Excellence of the Ten Companions

The ten companions (Ashara Mubashara) were distinguished from the rest by their exceptional traits and virtues. They devoted their life to serving Islam and had an unflinching faith and dedication to Allah. These companions were well-versed in the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which allowed them to counsel others toward righteousness and make wise decisions.

They also showed amazing sacrifices made in the name of Islam. For the sake of defending and advancing the faith, they were prepared to forfeit their comfort, fortune, and even their lives. Numerous Muslims have been inspired by their unwavering bravery and dedication to their religion throughout history.

Apart from their steadfast devotion to Islam, the ten companions were renowned for their virtuous personalities and behavior. They were the epitome of virtues like humility, kindness, charity, and honesty. Their dealings with people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, were characterized by fairness, kindness, and deference.

Why were the 10 Companions Promised Paradise?

Since they led lives that pleased Allah SWT, the 10 companions were promised paradise. They all converted to Islam in its early phases, served Allah and His messenger, traveled with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and bravely fought in Islamic wars.

Allah SWT commanded the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to declare their names as promises of paradise as a way of rewarding them for their good deeds during their lives.

Hadith on The 10 Companions Who Were Promised Paradise

The following is the version of the hadith found in the Jami’ at-Tirmidhi that refers to the ten promised companions:

According to Abdul ar-Rahman bin Awf’s narration, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:

Abu Bakr is in Paradise, ‘Umar is in Paradise, ‘Uthman is in Paradise, ‘Ali is in Paradise, Talhah is in Paradise, Az-Zubair is in Paradise, ‘Abdur-Rahman bin ‘Awf is in Paradise, Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas is in Paradise, Sa’eed bin Zaid is in Paradise, and Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah is in Paradise.” (Jami`at-Tirmidhi 3747: Book 49, Hadith: 144)

Was Bilal (R.A.) Promised Paradise as well?

So, was Bilal (R.A.) promised Jannah too?

Indeed, Jannah was promised to Bilal ibn Rabah (R.A.). Several accounts exist describing the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) hearing his footsteps in Jannah. Bilal was a noble man who pleased Allah SWT and his messenger (PBUH) with his life.

It doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the companions who was promised Jannah just because his name isn’t listed in the same hadith as the names of ten of them. Though not all at once, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave glad tidings to plenty of people.

The Four Women Who Were Promised Paradise

Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The best of women among the people of Heaven are Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatimah bint Muhammad, Maryam bint ‘Imran, and ‘Asiyah bint Muzahim, the wife of Pharaoh.”

According to hadith, the following women were promised Paradise:

  • Sayyidatina Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid r.a.
  • Sayyidatina Fatimah Bint Muhammad s.a.w.
  • Sayyidatina Maryam r.a.
  • ‘Asiyah bint Muzahim


The Ten Companions Who Were Promised Paradise have a particular place in Islamic history and in the hearts of Muslims all across the world. They set an excellent example for future generations with their unshakable faith, selfless deeds, and contributions to the promotion of Islam. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) promised them Paradise on Allah’s command because of their merits, which included bravery, righteousness, generosity, and dedication to Islam. Muslims are still motivated by their stories to aspire to virtue in their lives and to walk in their footsteps.

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