[Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]
Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with him), was a young companion amongst the companions of the Prophet who recorded the highest number of Hadith. Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) gets the privilege of having narrated the most number of Hadith among all the companions. Abu Huraira himself said:
"Except Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with him) nobody has compiled more narrations than me. This is because he used to note down while I used to listen and memorise what was said by the Prophet ﷺ."
Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with him) used to write down all the narrations of the Prophet ﷺ on whatever was available, be it a piece of leather or a leaf. Once he was passing by a few other companions who reprimanded him for writing down everything he heard from the Prophet ﷺ peace.
‘It could be that the Prophet ﷺ might be angry at someone and may not be speaking about religion (at that particular time),’ they reasoned. This made him tearful and when he returned to the Prophet ﷺ peace, he asked him the reason for him being so upset. Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with him) recounted what had happened, hearing which the Prophet ﷺ peace said:
"Write whatever I say, for I do not tell anything except the truth."
Abdullah ibn Amr bin Al-As (May Allah be pleased with him) was a well known scholar of Qur’an and Hadith as well as the books of the Jews and the Christians. Someone asked him:
"Is the Prophet ﷺ mentioned in the Torah and Injeel?"
"Yes, By Allah! There are many attributes of the Prophet ﷺ which have been mentioned in the Qur’an and are also mentioned in the Torah and Injeel."
And then he presented them a few ones ( compiled by Bukhari)
"O Prophet, We have sent you as a witness, a giver of glad tidings and a warner"Surah Fath
In the above verse, three qualities of the Prophet ﷺ have been mentioned. (Due to a lot of Tehreef [deviation from truth] in Torah and Injeel we may not find these verses in the Bible today but the authenticity of the companions is undisputedly accepted by the Muslim scholars). Unlike the People of the Book, the Muslims preserved the life of their Prophet ﷺ in their narrations leaving behind the legacy of lessons in our religious beliefs, laws and Akhlaq (character).