Salman Al-Farsi; A short story of his life by sayed A. A. Razavi
Salman the Persian was one of the companions of Muhammad (pbuh), the last and the greatest messenger of Allah on this Earth. As a companion of Muhammad (pbuh), he was pre’eminent among the eminent. But the story of his life, unlike the story of the lives of most of the other companions of Muhammad, the blessed one, is hidden in mystery. Very little is known about it. This is strange, considering high high rank in the sight of Muhammad – his master in the two worlds – and his rapturous orientation with Islam. The events of his life, it appears, are still awaiting some future seeker of Truth, to come and to uncover them.
A modest attempt has been made in the pages of this book to depict the life of Salman the Persian from sources which were readily available. It puts the focus on his love of Allah, his unflagging quest for the eternal truths; his “discovery” of Islam and his allegiance to it; his devotion to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah; and his irrevocable “alignment” with justice, truth and simplicity.
Salman’s story is an integral part of the devotional and inspirational heritage of Islam, and it’s a poignant study of the manner in which he demonstrated the application of the principles of Islam to his personal and public life. He was a witness, par excellence, of the truth and sublimity of those principles. He also made a rich and a most compelling contribution to the story of the religious perception and experience of all mankind. May Allah be pleased with His loving slave, Salman the Persian. He personified obedience to Allah, and devotion to Muhammad (pbuh).