al-Sawād al-A’dham: Yasār


Abū Hurairah, may Allāh be pleased with him,  relates that he went to see the Prophet who told him, “O Abū Hurairah, in a moment a man will come through this door who is one of the seven whom Allāh uses to ward off evil from the people of the earth.”

Suddenly a [baldheaded], maimed Abyssinian appeared at that door with a jar of water on his head. The Messenger of Allāh said, “It is this one,” and repeated three times, “Welcome, Yasār.“  Abū  Hurairah  adds, “[Yasār] used to sweep the masjid.”