al-Sawād al-A’dham: Waḥshi


Waḥshi ibn Ḥarb, may Allāh be pleased with him, notable for killing Ḥamza in Uḥud, also helped in killing Musailamah the Liar during the battle of Yamāmah. It is concerning him and his companions that the following three āyah were revealed: “O My slaves who have transgressed against themselves do not despair of the mercy of Allāh…” until His statement, “Before the punishment comes to you suddenly while you are unaware.”