Salman took part in the battles of Persia. He was in the advance of the
fighters. And he was fighting bravely.
Saad bin Abi-Wakkas was the leader of the campaign against al-Madain. Salman was
beside him. He crossed the river with his horse.
Salman was a translator between the Muslims and the Persian people. Thus the
city surrendered without shedding blood.
Caliph Umar bin al-Khattab appointed him ruler over al-Madain. He was a model
for the just, Muslim ruler.
His salary was five thousand Dirhams. But he divided them all among the poor.
He lived a simple life. He bought palm-leaves by a Dirham. He made baskets and
sold them for three Dirhams. He spent a Dirham on his family, gave a Dirham to
the poor, and saved the third Dirham to buy palm-leaves.
His clothing were simple. When the travelers and the strangers saw him, they
regarded him as a poor man from al-Madain.
One day, while Salman was walking in the market, a traveler ordered him to carry
Salman carried the baggage and began walking after the man.
In the street, the people were greeting Salman respectfully. The traveler
wondered and asked the people around him:
Who's that poor man?
He's Salman al-Mohammadi, the companion of Allah's Apostle (pbuh&hh), and the Emir
The traveler was surprised. He apologized to Salman and asked him to put down
Salman refused that and said:
Till I see you off.
The traveler felt sorry and knew that Salman was Allah's supporter