Title: Abu Yusuf Al Israeeli
Hazrat Abdullah bin Salam was an honourable Sahabi from the famous Jewish tribe Banu Qaynuqa. He is from the progeny of Nabi Yusuf bin Ya'qub (AS). Before Islam, he was a renowned Jewish scholar. His name before he became a Muslim was Husayn. Rasulullah r had testified that he will be from the people of Jannah. His sons, Yusuf and Muhammad, and others narrate Hadith from him.
Hazrat Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas (R) says, “I did not hear Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) say to anyone walking on the earth, 'Verily he is from the people of Jannah, except Abdullah bin Salam (R).” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Qais bin Abbad (Rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat Abdullah bin Salam (R) said that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to him after he (R) narrated a dream which he had seen, “You will remain upon Islam until you die.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hazrat Mu’az bin Jabal (R) advised his student Yazeed bin Umayrah, on his death bed, “Seek knowledge from four people: Abu Darda, Salman, Ibn Masood and Abdullah bin Salam (R), the one who was a Jew and then accepted Islam. I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, 'He is (like) the tenth of the ten in Jannah.'” (Tirmizi)
Demise: He passed away in Madinah Munawwarah in 43 A.H.