The Golden Series of The Prophet’s Companions: Uthman Bin Affan - The Third Caliph of Islam
By Abdul Basit Ahmad, Darussalam, paperback, 48 pages
Uthman bin Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the early men who accepted Islam in Makkah. From the first moment he became a Muslim, he put all his wealth under the service of Islam. He spent most of his resources to satisfy the needs of poor Muslims.
Recognizing his generosity and devotion to Islam, the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) told him that his place would be in Paradise in the Hereafter.
He married Ruqayah (may Allah be pleased with her),the Prophet's daughter. After she died, he married her sister Umm Kulthum (may Allah be pleased with her); for that, the people at that time called him Dhun Nurain, "The Man with the Two Lights."
About the author:
Abdul Basit Ahmad is a Muslim Sunni author. He was born in 1958 in a village to the north of Aleppo by the name Dabeq. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Aleppo.
In 1982, he left to Saudi Arabia to join Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University as a translator. He is still living in Saudi Arabia as of December 2010.
In addition to translation, he works as an editor of Al-Da'wah Magazine published in English in Riyadh. He wrote several short books on the companions of the prophet Muhammad.