same situation, which he created in Syria and Medina by collecting the needy and helpless personsaround him and instigating them to rise against the usurers and the hoarders of wealth, has also beencreated in these days. The Muslims of the world recall his fascinating words, correct views and fieryspeeches. It may be said that they can see in the remote parts of history that he has collected theoppressed and the helpless in the masjid and is stirring their feelings against the inmates of GreenPalaces and the dirty organization of Uthman and announcing in public.
Those who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it for the cause of Allah, should know that their recompense will be a painful torment.
(Surah al-Tawbah, 9: 34)
“O Mu 'awiyah! If you are constructing this palace with your own money it is extravagance, and, if
you are constructing it with the public funds, it is misappropriation".
“O Uthman! The poor have been made poorer by you and the rich have been made richer by you".
Abuzar was one of those companions of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (s), who were pious andfreedom-loving and possessed a lofty character, and according to the remark of the Holy Prophet (s),ardently desired by Heaven and the residents of Heaven. He was benefited by the company of theProphet in the real sense of the word.Abuzar himself says, "My real name is Jundab bin Junadah, but after my embracing Islam the Prophet(s) gave me the name "Abdullah" and this is the name I like most".Abuzar was his kuniyyah (patronymic appellation) after his eldest son Zar.Scholars agree that Abuzar was the son of Junadah bin Qays bin Saghir bin Hazam bin Ghifar and hismother was Ramlah daughter of Waqi'ah Ghifariah. He was an Arab by race and belonged to the tribeof Ghifar. That is why the word "Ghifari" is written with his name.Abdullah al-
Subaiti writes, “When we look at Abuzar's biography it seems that he was a light
personified. He was the embodiment of qualities of a great man. He had a rare distinction of beingendowed with intelligence, understanding, sagacity and wit". In the words of Imam Ja'far Sadiq (a):"He was always immersed in thought and his prayers were based on his reflections about God".(Sahih Muslim)The famous Egyptian author Abdul Hamid Jaudatus Sahar, in his book "Al-Ishtiraki az-Zahid", writes."Once there occurred a severe famine. The chiefs of Ghifar tribe assembled for consultation as to whatthey should do, because it had not rained since long, Hence, it was a time of great suffering. Theanimals had become lean and thin and the stores and stocks were all exhausted. They said to eachother, "We do not know why our god (Idol Manat) got offended with us, although we prayed for rain,sacrificed camels in offering and did everything possible to win its favour. The rainy season has nowcome to a close. There is not a trace of cloud in the sky. There has been no thunder and no shower thistime, not even a drop of rain or a drizzle. What do you think? Have we turned perverts that the wrathof our god has befallen us? Why should it feel offended with us when we have made so many
sacrifices for its pleasure”?
People began to ponder over the matter and exchanged views. They thought to themselves: "Mancannot interfere with heavenly arrangement. No one can bring clouds and rains from the sky. This canonly be done by "Manat". Hence we do not have any other alternative except that we, men andwomen, come out for pilgrimage, wailing and praying and beg Manat's forgiveness. It may, perhaps,forgive us and pour down rain to make the earth green after barrenness, so that our poverty is changedto prosperity, pain to pleasure and hardship to ease and comfort".The whole tribe, therefore, started making preparations for a journey to reach Manat. Those who weresleeping got up, and began to put litters on their camels. Unais (Abuzar's brother) also rode his cameland drove her, in order to join the caravan, towards the sea coast, the Mushalsal and Qadid which liebetween Mecca and Medina, and where Manat is set up. Unais looked around but could not see hisbrother. He made the camel sit, ran towards the house. He entered the house calling "Jundab"!"Jundab"! When he saw that Jundab was lying in his bed comfortably, he said;
Unais: Did you not hear the “call” to come out for the journey?