Sahih Bukhari, Chapter: Representation or Authorisation, Business by Proxy

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From: Sahih Bukhari
Chapter No. 39, Representation or Authorisation, Business by Proxy
Hadith No: 503
Narrated/Authority of Abdur Rahman bin Auf
I got an agreement written between me and Umaiyya bin Khalaf that Umaiya would look after my property (or family) in Makkah and I would look after his in Medina. When I mentioned the word 'Ar-Rahman' in the documents, Umaiya said, "I do not know 'Ar-Rahman.' Write down to me your name, (with which you called yourself) in the Pre-lslamic Period of Ignorance." So, I wrote my name "Abdu 'Amr'. On the day (of the battle) of Badr, when all the people went to sleep, I went up the hill to protect him. Bilal saw him (i.e. Umaiyya) and went to a gathering of Ansar and said, "(Here is) Umaiyya bin Khalaf! Woe to me if he escapes!" So, a group of Ansar went out with Bilal to follow us (Abdur-Rahman and Umaiyya). Being afraid that they would catch us, I left Umaiyya's son for them to keep them busy but the Ansar killed the son and insisted on following us. Umaiyya was a fat man, and when they approached us, I told him to kneel down, and he knelt, and I laid myself on him to protect him, but the Ansar killed him by passing their swords underneath me, and one of them injured my foot with his sword. (The sub narrator said, " Abdur-Rahman used to show us the trace of the wound on the back of his foot.")

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