He is Sayyidina Yasir ibn ‘Amir ibn Malik ibn Kinanah ibn Kahlan ibn Saba’ ibn Yashjab ibn Ya’rab ibn Qahtan radiya Llahu ‘anhu. Yasir and his two brothers Harith and Malik came to Makkah in search of their brother. Subsequently, Harith and Malik returned to Yemen, but Yasir remained in Makkah. He then entered into an alliance with Abu Hudhayfah al Makhzumi who married to him his slave girl, Sumayyah bint Khayyat. Sumayyah bore ‘Ammar for him, and was consequently emancipated by her master. They remained with Abu Hudhayfah until he died. Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala sent Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam His Messenger with Islam. Yasir, Sumayyah, ‘Ammar, and his brother ‘Abdullah ibn Yasir all embraced the faith. He, his son, and wife were all subjected to persecution and torture. The following verse was revealed concerning them:
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْرِيْ نَفْسَهُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ
And of the people is he who sells himself, seeking means to the approval of Allah.
Sayyidina ‘Ammar was Sayyidah Umm Salamah’s (the wife of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) foster brother.
Glad tidings of his entry into Jannat will shortly come in the biography of his wife Sayyidah Sumayyah bint Khubbat radiya Llahu ‘anha.
 Surah al Baqarah: 207.
 Ma’rifat al Sahabah, vol. 5 Biography: 2812; al Isabah, vol. 6 pg. 639.Back to top