Abu ʿUbaida b. al-Djarrah

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Abu ʿUbaida b. al-Djarrah (d. 639 (AH 18)). One of the earliest converts to Islam, he distinguished himself by his piety, intelligence, bravery, and devotion to the Prophet Muḥammad. The Prophet nicknamed him ‘al-Amin’ (The Trustworthy), and promised him paradise. He conquered Damascus, Hims, Antioch, and Aleppo, and successfully administered those territories. He died of the plague which claimed the lives of many Muslim warriors.