Fatwa No : 91743
'Urwah Ibn Mas'ood resembles 'Eesaa (Jesus), the most
Fatwa Date : Rabee' Al-Awwal 2, 1427 / 1-4-2006
Who is the companion who most resembles ‘Eesaa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), may Allaah exalt their mention?
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.
The companion who most resembles 'Eesaa (Jesus), may Allaah exalt hi mention, is 'Urwah Ibn Mas’ood . The evidence is the narration reported by Imaams Muslim and At-Tirmithi that Jaabir narrated that the Prophet said: "I was shown the Prophets in front of me, and Moosaa resembles the men of the tribe of Shanu’ah, and I saw ‘Eesaa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), may Allaah exalt their mention, and the person who resembles him most is ‘Urwah Ibn Mas’ood, and I saw Ibraaheem and the person who resembles him most is your companion- referring to himself and I saw Jibreel (the angel Gabriel), and the person who resembles him most is Dihyah."
Allaah Knows best.
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