|Do not forget about yourself whilst being concerned for others||When a messenger came from the battlefield, bringing letters from soldiers, the Caliph would himself deliver them at their homes and tell them the messenger would return on such and such date, and they should keep their letters ready by that time, He would himself supply paper, pen, and ink, and when there was no literate person in a family, he would himself sit outside the door and write to their dictation|
|He gained support and was able to raise an army which invaded Basrah||A rich merchant and the chief of a place in Egypt, named Shata, accepted Islam with all the inhabitants of the place only after hearing about the character and piety of Muslims at the time when Muslims had not even reached that place|
He was one of the greatest warriors of Arabia.24
|Other people also followed this example, and a good many people were against the arbitration||Encyclopedia of Holy Prophet and Companions|
|He was a man of extraordinary genius who not only moulded the destiny of the nation but made history of his own||The matter was not going to be settled without force|
He was born in 583 A.