O Muslim Men, Be Like Uthman!

MUSLIMOLOGY

Today marks the death of Sayyidina Uthman (ra) on 18th Dhul Hijjah.

I believe he is the least appreciated of the Khulafa Rashidun. But in fact, Sayyidina Uthman (ra) is the ideal role model today for Muslim men in the West.

Why?

  1. Uthman (ra) lived as a Muslim minority in Abyssinia and contributed to that society economically. We, too are living as minorities, are we taking advantage of the system or contributing to the economy here?
  2. Uthman (ra) was chaste and shy such that angels were shy of him. He too covered his face due to it’s handsomeness. Today we are shameless and lack hayya, making a fool of ourselves before the angels.
  3. Uthman (ra) was financially independent.
  4. Uthman was trustworthy because Nabi gave his dearest possessions, his two daughters, as brides to him. This is distinct from Sayyidina Ali (ra) because Ali (ra) was a close relative and…

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