Uthman bin Maz'oon
He was married to Khawlah bint Hakim, both being two of the earliest converts to Islam. According to Ibn Ishaq, he led a group of Muslims to Abyssinia in the first migration which some of the early Muslims undertook to escape persecution in Mecca. He was also a cousin of Umayyah ibn Khalaf.
There is a narration that, out of religious devotion, Uthman bin Madh'oon decided to dedicate himself from prayer and take a vow of chastity from his wife. His wife spoke to the Prophet Muhammad about this, and the Prophet gently reminded Uthman that he himself, as the Prophet, also had a family life, and that Uthman had a responsibility to his family and should not adopt monasticism as a form of religious practice.
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