بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
His name is not well known, his life and deeds not sung about nor recounted with reverance, he was not tall, nor handsome and neither was he known as a gallant warrior before the advent of Islaam. In short, he was utterly contrary to the normal heroes of the past.
Julaybib رضي الله عنه
His name was unknown. His nickname was unusual and incomplete. Julaybib means “small grown” being the diminutive form of the word “Jalbab “. The name is an indication that Julaybib was small and short, even of dwarf-like stature. More than that, he is described as being “damim” which means ugly, deformed, or of repulsive appearance.
Even more disturbing, for the society in which he lived, Julaybib’s lineage was unknown. There is no record of who his mother or his father was or to what tribe he belonged. Julaybib could not expect any compassion…
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