The News Of The Victory Of Al-Qaadisiyyah Reaches ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab
Sa’d wrote to the caliph ‘Umar telling him of the victory, sending the letter with Sa’d Ibn ‘Umaylah Al-Fazaaree. In this letter it said:
“Allaah has granted us victory over the Persians, and has given them the same punishment as those who came before them, after a lengthy fight and much distress. They fought the Muslims with numbers the like of which has never been seen before, but Allaah did not benefit them thereby, rather he benefitted the Muslims instead.
The Muslims followed them along the rivers and riverbanks, and in the mountain passes. Among the Muslims, Sa’d Ibn ‘Ubayd Al-Qaaree and so and so, and so and so were killed, and other Muslim men whom we do not know, but Allaah knows who they are.
They used to recite the Quraan with a sound like the buzzing of bees when night came and they were the lions of mankind, although lions cannot compare to them.
Those who passed away are not better than those who were left, except by virtue of martyrdom, because martyrdom was not decreed for them.”
Before this letter reached ‘Umar, ‘Umar would stand outside Madeenah to see if anyone was coming from Al-Qaadisiyyah. He would wait from morning until mid-day, then he would go back to his family and his home. When the bringer of glad tidings came, he said, “Where have you come from?”
He told him that he came from Al-Qaadisiyyah, and ‘Umar said, “O slave of Allah, tell me (what happened)!”
He said, “Allaah has defeated the enemy.’
‘Umar ran beside him asking him questions and the man on the camel did not know who he was, until they entered Madeenah and the people started calling him as Ameer Al-Mu’mineen. He said, “Why didn’t you tell me that you were the Ameer Al-Mu’mineen, may Alaah have mercy on you?”
‘Umar said, “Dont worry abut it my brother.”
[Taareekh At-Tabaree, 4/408]