CHAPTER: THE MERITS OF ABU 'UBAIDA B. JARHAH (ALLAAH BE PLEASED WITH HIM)
Anas reported Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying: For every Umma there is a man of trust and the man of trust of this Umma is Abu 'Ubaida b. Jarrah.
Anas reported that the people of Yemen came to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said: Send with us a person who should teach us Sunnah and al-Islam, whereupon he (the Prophet) caught hold of the hand of Ubaida and said: He is a man of trust of this Umma.
Hudhaifa reported that the people of Najran came to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said: Allaah's Messenger, send along with us a man of trust; whereupon he said: I would definitely send to you a man of trust, a man of trust in the true sense of the term. Thereupon his Companions looked up eagerly and he sent Abu Ubaida b. Jarrah.
This hadith has been reported on the authority of Abu Ishaq with the same chain of transmitters.