By Kamal El-Mekki. Anas bin Malik narrated that on the day of the battle of Badr, the Messenger of Allah said: Stand up and face Paradise, the width of which is like the heavens and earth Umair bin al Hamam said: O Messenger of Allah, Paradise the width of which is like the heavens and earth The Messenger of Allah said: Yes Umair was eating from some dates in his hand. He said: If I am going to live as long as it takes to finish eating these dates thats a long time! and he threw away the dates and rushed to the battlefield and was killed. (Muslim al Hakim).