472 THE LIVES OF THE SAHABAH @,!%%3 (Vol-13The Salaah of Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays %Gwin the Path of AllaahHadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays ?&X@jnarrates that Rasulullaah once calledhim and said, "I have intelligence that Khaalid bin Sufyaan bin Nubay of the BanuHudhayl tribe had mustered up'a force to attack me. He is now at Urna. Go thereand kill him." Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays =&j asked, "0 Rasulullaah @&!Describe him to me so that I may recognise him." Rasulullaah @%% said, "Whenyou see him, you will find him shivering." Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays -2relates further that he then left with his sword hanging around his neck andproceeded until he found him at Urna with his wives. The time for Asr hadalready arrived and Khaalid was looking for a place to settle his wives.Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays @W!@j says, "When I saw him, I recognised theshivering that ~asulullaah described and I advanced towards him. Fearingthat nothing should prove an obstacle to prevent me from my salaah as Iattempted to kill him, r performed my salaah as I walked towards him. 1performed Ruku and Sajdah by making gestures with my head. When I reachedhim, he asked, 'who is this man?' I replied, 'I am an Arab who has heard aboutyou and about your mustering forces against that person (Rasulullaah @&). Ihave come to you in this regard." He said, 'Yes, I am busy with that."'Continuing further, Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays !8Gw says, "I then travelledwith him for awhile until I found an opportunity. I then attacked him with mysword and kified him. I then left, leaving his wives falling over him. when I cameto Rasulullaah @@ and he saw me, he said, 'A look of success.' 'I have killedhim,' I said. 'True,' was the reply. Rasulullaah then stood up with me, tookme in his room and gave me a staff saying, 'Keep this staff with you, 0 Abdullpah .bin Unays.' When I left with the staff and came to the people, they asked, 'what isthis staff?' I replied, 'Rasulullaah @$!% gave it to me with instrudtions to keep itwith me.' When they told me to return to Rasulullaah @% to ask him about it, 1complied. When I got to Rasulullaah @@, I asked, '0 Rasulullaah @%! Whyhave you given me this staff?' Rasulullaah @I@ replied, 'It is a token between youand me on the Day of Qiyaamah because on that day there shall be few peoplecarrying staffs (few people with the support of their good deeds)."'Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Unays ?BWBj tied the staff to his sword and it remainedwith him throughout his life. When he passed away, he instructed thit it shouldbe included in his burial clothes and buried with him. (I)Performing Salaah at Night While out in the pathof AllaahHadhrat Urwa W,= narrates that when the two armies confronted each otherfor the Battle of Yarmook, Qubqulaar (a Roman commander) dispatched an Arab(to spy on the Muslims). The last portion of the narration states that (after the spyreturned) Qubqulaar asked him what he had noticed. The spy replied, "They(1) Ahmad, as quoted in Al Bidaaya wan Nihaaya (Vo1.4 ~ g 140). .