LAST ARTICLE FOR THE SAHABA SERIES
The eminent Sahaba behind the title ‘Dhun Noorayn’ was Uthman ibn Affan (may Allah have mercy upon him) who was the third Caliph (leader) after our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away. He was given this title because he married two daughters of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), Ruqayyah and Umm Kalthoom (may Allah have mercy upon them) emphasising the trust the Last Messenger had in his prominent friend, Uthman ibn Affan.
During his rule between 644 CE and C56 it consisted of a blend of serenity, contention and patience. He lost several of his children at infancy but was able to cope and perform his role as Caliph to the best of his abilities.