Martyrdom of Abu Yushau Al Maldifi

Bismillahi Rahmanih Raheem

In the recent battle of Fouah, Idlib our beloved brother Abu Yushau Maldifi Rahimahullah has been martyred.

He Rahimahullah was known to be cheerful, high spirited, sincere, kind, helpful and caring to his friends and strangers.
After the news of his martyrdom reached to the village where he often came to visit, an old woman asked, “Tell me, which of the foreign brothers attained martyrdom? Is he from the Maldivians? The thin, fair boy who has that bright smile on his face? Whenever he sees me, he calls out to me saying “Oh Mother! Assalam alaikum”! Is he the One?”

Though it was written for him to be here for few days, he attained the love and respect from both the Ansar and Muhajireen in Bilad Al Sham.

He Rahimahullah always spoke about wanting to attain martyrdom as soon as possible. If he hears about Shuhadha (martyrs) he would contemplate and admonish himself and say that he needed to improve himself so that he may attain martyrdom soon. Martyrdom was a word he spoke almost in all of his conversations.

On the day of battle, after Dhuhur Salah, Abu Yushau Rahimahullah was seen crying profusely after listening to a lecture with regard to “Ikhlas” (sincerity).

After Asr Salah, Abu Yushau Rahimahullah headed out with the group of Ighthiham team (team that storm the enemy line) when the battle began.

During the Ighthiham under heavy exchange of fire some of the brothers got injured, and Abu Yushau Rahimahullah was seen running to help them to be carried into a tanker. And it was during his running towards them he was hit by a sniper bullet. Innaalillahi wa innaa ilayhi raajioon.

When brothers came to our beloved brother Rahimahullah he had already taken his last breath and departed from this Dhunya. He Rahimahullah was seen with his index finger raised and smiling. Subhana Allah!

Few are those who are true to their covenant, this humble brother (as we deemed him to be) entered into this arena of Jihad with nothing in his hand apart from the clothes that he was wearing and he Rahimahullah left this Dhunya with such sincerity and love to up hold the Deen of Allah. During the blessed ten days of Dhul Hijjah, on the best day of the week and during the best time just before sunset of Friday.

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no deed more precious in the sight of Allaah, nor greater in reward, than a good deed done during the ten days of Sacrifice.” He was asked, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihaad for the sake of Allaah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing.” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 1/357; its isnaad is hasan as stated in al-Irwaa’, 3/398).

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no Muslim who dies during the day of Friday or the night of Friday but Allaah will protect him from the trial of the grave.”
Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1074; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Ahkaam al-Janaa’iz, p. 49, 50

May Allah accept the good deeds of this sincere brother who strove so hard to join the caravan of Jihad. May he be united with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, sahaba, siddeeqeen and shuhadha. May he be among the ones who is granted the sweetness of seeing You, Ya Allah. May Allah grant his family patience. And may we be united with him in Jannahtul Firdawus. Ameen.

In sha Allah we hope to write in more detail about this beautiful brother in the future.