Abu ‘Ubaidah loses His Teeth

Abu ‘Ubaidah loses His Teeth:

During the battle of Uhud, when at one time the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) was fiercely attacked by the enemy and two links of the helmet worn by him were struck deep into his head (or face), Abu Bakr and Abu ‘Ubaidah (Radhiyallaho anhuma) ran to help him. Abu ‘Ubaidah (Radhiyallaho anho) started pulling out the links with his teeth. By the time one of the links was out, he had lost one of his teeth. Without minding this, he again used his teeth to pull up the other link as well. He succeeded in taking out that one too, but he had to lose another tooth in the effort. When the links were drawn out, the blood began to ooze out from the Prophet’s body. Malik bin Sinaan (Radhiyallaho anho), the father of Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radhiyallaho anho), licked the blood with his lips. At this. the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) remarked: “The fire of Hell cannot touch the person who has my blood mixed with his.”