HEROES: Anas Ibn An-Nadri (ra)
Subhanallah, His name to me epitomizes bravery. I was helpless but be inspired in reading the below hadith:
It is related that Anas said, “My uncle [Anas ibn an-Nadri (ra)] missed the fighting at Badr and said,
‘I missed the first battle of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. If Allah gives me the opportunity to be present with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, Allah will see what I shall do!’
He met the Day of Uhud. When the people were routed, he said, ‘O Allah, I apologise to You for what these people have done (i.e. the Muslims) and I declare myself innocent to You of what the idolaters have done.’ Then he went forward with his sword and met Sa’d ibn Mu’adh.
He said, ‘Where to, O Sa’d! I smell the fragrance of the Garden from below Uhud!’
He proceeded and was slain. He could not be recognised until his sister recognised a mole – or his fingertips. He had about eighty wounds, sword thrusts or spear stabs or arrows.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]