From the moment I stirred from sleep, I could hardly contain my anticipation; it was the day the military council, headed by my father, the king, would announce the latest round of apprentices for knighthood. I was told to wait in my chambers until I had been summoned, but I decided to listen from outside of the throne room, against the guards' warnings. However, when they finished with no mention of me, I became so frustrated with yet another rejection that I let my rashness get the best of me.
Added on October 19, 2015 to the Ascension Saga Card Pack
- Boosts the number of Event Items acquired by up to 1.2x regardless of Skill Level.
- Evolves with (Presage) Callow Prince Maktum to (Fledgling) Untimely King Maktum
Abdullah Ibn Umm-Maktum was the son of Qays Ibn Sayd and Aatikah Bint Abdullah. He was blind by birth and hence his mother was called Umm-Maktum (Mother of the concealed one). Ibn Umm-Maktum was a cousin of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Muhammad's first wife.
Abdullah Ibn Umm-Maktum was among the first converts to Islam. Muhammad sent him and Mus`ab ibn `Umair to Medina for teaching Qur'an to the inhabitants before the Hijra took place. He and Bilal Ibn Rabah were chosen as muezzins in Medina by Muhammad. When Muhammad left Medina for participating in battles, he was given the responsibility of leading the prayers.
Abdullah Ibn Umm-Maktum requested Umar, the second Caliph of Islam, to let him take part in Jihad in spite of his blindness. Umar allowed him to take part in the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah in 636 C.E. He served in the battle as the standard bearer for the Muslim side, and he was killed in the fighting.