Men Around The Prophet Mohammad – S1E20 –Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Awf
Abd al-Rahman ibn Awf left Mecca, a rich merchant, and came to Medina as a poor man with nothing to his name. The Prophet made him brother to Sa’ad ibn ar-Rabi, Sa’ad offered him a place to stay, a woman to call a wife of his own. He refused the offers and went to the market to analyze what was going on and saw that the Jewish community had monopolized the trading industry in Medina. He decided to revamp the market to have his people be in control as well. He made an abundance of wealth and it was all halal, he took care of the people of his town and fought in the name of Allah and the Prophet, defending the message of Islam.