It is recorded on the authority of Abu Thaur al Fahami that he visited Uthman when he was besieged, and Uthman referred to his ten distinctions vis-a-vis Islam, namely: He was one of the first four converts to Islam. He had the distinction of marrying two daughters of the Holy Prophet. He had not applied his hand to worldly use since he had offered allegiance to the Holy Prophet. He liberated a slave every week. He never committed fornication. He never committed a sin. He preserved the text of the Holy Quran. He was one of the ten persons who were given the tidings of paradise during their lifetime. He freely spent his wealth in the way of Allah. The Holy Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar were happy with him.