2. Sahaba (companions)



Note: unless stated otherwise, all biographies (sorted alphabetically by name) are taken from the books i) Commentary on Al-Muzani’s Sharhus-Sunnah and ii) The Relief from Distress – an explanation of the Du’a of Yunus by Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah.

1) Abdur-Rahman bin Auf رضي الله عنه
2) Abdullaah Abu Jabir رضي الله عنه
3) Abdullaah bin ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه
4) Abdullaah bin Mas’ood رضي الله عنه
5) ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr Ibnul-As رضي الله عنه
6) Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنه
7) Abu ad-Darda رضي الله عنه
8) Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه
9) Abu Dharr al-Ghifari رضي الله عنه
10) Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه
11) Abu Musa al-Ash’ari رضي الله عنه
12) Abu Sa’id al-Khudri رضي الله عنه
13) Abu ‘Ubaidah bin al-Jarrah رضي الله عنه
14) Adi bin Hatim رضي الله عنه
15) Al-Bara’a bin Malik رضي الله عنه
16) Al-Bara’ Ibn ‘Azib رضي الله عنه
17) ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib رضي الله عنه
18) Al-Mughirah bin Shu’bah رضي الله عنه
19) Amr bin al-‘As رضي الله عنه
20) Anas ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه
21) An-Nu’man Ibn Bashir رضي الله عنه
22) ‘Awf Ibn Malik رضي الله عنه
23) Ayesha (daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sideeq) – Radi Allaahu anhum
24) Az-Zubayr Ibnul-‘Awam رضي الله عنه
25) Hudhayfah Ibnul-Yaman رضي الله عنه
26) Ibn ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه
27) ‘Imran Ibn Husayn رضي الله عنه
28) Jabir bin ‘Abdullah رضي الله عنه
29) Khalid bin al-Walid رضي الله عنه
30) Khubaib bin ‘Adi رضي الله عنه
31) Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه
32) Mu’awiyah bin Abee Sufyaan رضي الله عنه
33) Muhammad bin Muslimah رضي الله عنه
34) Qatadah رضي الله عنه
35) Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه
36) Safinah رضي الله عنه
37) Sa’id Ibn Zayd رضي الله عنه
38) Salman رضي الله عنه
39) Sariyah رضي الله عنه
40) Shaddad bin Aws رضي الله عنه
41) Talhah Ibn ‘Ubaydullah رضي الله عنه
42) ‘Ubadah Ibnus-Samit رضي الله عنه
43) ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan رضي الله عنه
44) ‘Umar Ibnul-Khattab رضي الله عنه
45) Umm Ayman رضي الله عنه
46) Umm Salamah رضي الله عنه
47) Umm Sulaym رضي الله عنه
48) Usayd bin Hudair رضي الله عنه


Abdur-Rahman bin Auf رضي الله عنه

 
Abdur-Rahman bin Auf bin Awf bin Abd Awf bin al-Harith al-Qurashi az-Zuhri, Abu Muhammad, one of the ten promised Paradise. He migrated to Abyssinia on both occasions and witnessed every battle with the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He was very rich and very generous when giving in the Way of Allaah. He died in the year 32H.
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Abdullaah Abu Jabir رضي الله عنه

 
Abdullaah Abu Jabir bin ‘Amr bin Hazzam bin Thalabah al-Ansari al-Khazraji as-Sulami, amongst those who gave the pledge of ‘Uqbah. He witnessed Badr and was martyred at Uhud.
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Abdullaah bin ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه

 
Abdullaah bin ‘Abbas bin ‘Abdul-Muttalib bin Hashim bin ‘Abd Munaf al-Qurashi al-Hashimi, the cousin of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the intrepreter of the Qur’aan. He was born three years before the Hijrah and was called the ‘Ocean of knowledge’ due to his vast knowledge. He took part in the Jihad in North Africa in the year 27H and died in the year 68H.
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Abdullaah bin Mas’ood رضي الله عنه

 
He was the great Companion of the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), Abdullaah bin Mas’ood bin Ghafil bin Habeeb (رضي الله عنه‏), died in 32 A.H. in Madina and Zubair led the funeral prayer and was buried in Baqi’.

He was the sixth person to embrace Islaam even before Umar bin Khattab – Radi Allaahuanhu. The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) testified to his place in Paradise. ‘Alee (صلى الله عليه وسلم) mentions that the Messenger of Allaah ordered Ibn Mas’ood to climb up a tree to bring something down from it, and his companions looked at the shins of Abdullaah bin Mas’ood while he was climbing the tree, and they began to laugh at the thinness of his shins! So the Messenger of Allaah said: ‘What causes you to laugh?! The leg of Abdullaah is heavier in the scales on the Day of Judgement than mount Uhud.’

[Recorded by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad and authenticated by Shaykh Ahmad Shakir(920)]

Abdullaah bin Mas’ood was of the great recitors of the Qur’aan, it was said that he was one of the closest in guidance to the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

[Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa (Ibn Hajar) & Thahdheeb at thahdheeb (adh-Dhahabee), Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya]
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‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr Ibnul-As رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Amr Ibnul-As Ibn Wa’il Ibn Hashim Ibn Sa’id Ibn Sa’d Ibn Sahm as-Sahmi, Abu Muhammad. And it is said he was Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman. He was one of the sabiqin (early ones to embrace Islam), al-mukaththirin (narrators of many ahadith) from the Companions. And he was one of the fuqaha’ (jurists) from the ‘Abadilah (Companions named ‘Abdullah). He died in Dhul-Hijjah during the nights of al-Harrah according to the most correct view in at-Ta’if. This was the preponderant view according to Ibn Hajr (d.852H). And Ahmad Shakir (d.1377H) – rahimahullah – held the preponderant view that he died in the year 56H in Egypt. Refer to his checking of al-Musnad (9/188).
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Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنه

 
He is Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar Ibnul-Khattab al-‘Adawi (رضي الله عنه), Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman. He was born shortly after the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was sent. And he was young on the day of Uhud, he was a young man of fourteen years. And he was one of the mukaththirin from the Companions and one of the ‘Abadilah (Companions named ‘Abdullah). And he was from the staunchest of people in following the narrations. He died in the year 73H – either at the end of it or at the beginning of the next year.
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Abu ad-Darda رضي الله عنه

 
Abu ad-Darda Uwaymir bin Malik bin Zayd bin Qays al-Khazraji al-Ansari. There is a difference of opinion concerning his name. He accepted Islam on the day of Badr and witnessed Uhud. He was from the Legal Jurists and ascetics of the Companions. He died in the year 32H.
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Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Amir Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Ka’b Ibn Sa’d Ibn Taym Ibn Murah at-Taymi, Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Quhafah as-Siddiq al-Akbar. And it is said that his name is ‘Atiq. He was the Caliph of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He died in Jamadal-Ula, in the year 13H and he was of sixty three years.
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Abu Dharr al-Ghifari رضي الله عنه

 
Abu Dharr al-Ghifari Jundub bin Junadah bin Sakn, he was of those who accepted Islam early on but delayed his migration and hence did not witness Badr. His virtues are many and he died in the year 32H.
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Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه

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He is ‘Abdur-Rahman Ibn Sakhr – according to what is correct – ad-Dawsi, the noble Companion. He accepted Islam in the year of Khaybar, the seventh year after the Hijrah. He was a memorizer from the Companions, he narrated 5374 ahadith. He died in the year 57H, and it is said that he died in the year 58H, and it is said he died in the year 59H. He was seventy eight years old.

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) supplicated for him and his mother, saying, “O Allaah! Make these servants of Your’s beloved to the Believers and make the Believers beloved to them.” Reported by Muslim (Eng. trans. 4/1329/no. 6082).

Source: Footnote from the book, Sharh as-Sunnah (Explanation of the Creed), translated by Abu Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank (rahimahullah).
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Abu Musa al-Ash’ari رضي الله عنه

 
Abu Musa al-Ash’ari ‘Abdullah bin Qays bin Salim. He had a beautiful recitation and was one of the scholars amongst the Companions. He died in the year 42H or 44H.
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Abu Sa’id al-Khudri رضي الله عنه

 
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri Sa’d bin Malik bin Sinan bin ‘Ubaid al-Ansari al-Khazraji. He and his father were both Companions and he witnessed all the battles that followed Uhud. He was one of the scholars amongst the Companions and reported many ahadith from the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He died in the year 74H.
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Abu ‘Ubaidah bin al-Jarrah رضي الله عنه

 
Abu ‘Ubaidah bin al-Jarrah ‘Amir bin ‘Abdullah bin al-Jarrah bin Hilal al-Qurashi al-Fahri, one of the ten promised Paradise. He accepted Islam early on and witnessed the battle of Badr and the following battles. He is the trustworthy one of this nation and died as a martyr due to a plague in the year 18H at the age of fifty-eight.
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Adi bin Hatim رضي الله عنه

 
Adi bin Hatim bin ‘Abdullah bin Sa’d bin al-Hashraj bin ‘Amr al-Qays at-Ta’i, Abu Tarif. He was a Christian who accepted Islam and witnessed the battles of al-Jamal, Siffin and an-Nahrawan with ‘Ali. He died in the year 68H.
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Al-Bara’a bin Malik رضي الله عنه

 
Al-Bara’a bin Malik bin an-Nadr al-Ansari. He witnessed Uhud and gave the pledge of allegiance under the tree. He was martyred in the year 20H on the Day of Tustor.
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al-Bara’ Ibn ‘Azib رضي الله عنه

 
He is al-Bara’ Ibn ‘Azib Ibnul-Harith Ibn ‘Adiyy al-Ansari al-Awsi, a Companion and the son of a Companion. He resided in al-Kufah. He was young on the day of Badr. He and Ibn ‘Umar were of the same age. He died in the year 27H.
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‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib Ibn ‘Abdul-Muttalib Ibn Hisham al-Hashimi – Haydarah, Abu Turab, Abul-Hasanayn – the cousin of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the husband of his daughter. He was from the early Companions to embrace Islam and a group holds that he was the first to embrace Islam, so he was the first of the Arabs. And he was one of the ten Companions promised Paradise. He took over the caliphate in Dhul-Hijjah in the year 35H. And at that point, he was the most excellent from the children of Adam who were upon the earth by concensus of Ahlus-Sunnah. And he was of sixty three years according to the most correct opinion.
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Al-Mughirah bin Shu’bah رضي الله عنه

Al-Mughirah bin Shu’bah bin Abu Amir bin Mas’ud ath-Thaqafi, Abu ‘Abdullah. He witnessed Hudaybiyyah, al-Yamamah and the conquests of Syria and Iraq. He died in the year 50H.
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Amr bin al-‘As رضي الله عنه

 
Amr bin al-‘As bin Wa’il al-Qurashi as-Sahmi. He accepted Islam during the year of Hudaybiyyah and was the one who conquered Egypt. He died in the year 43H.
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Anas ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه

 
Anas ibn Maalik ibn an-Nadr, Abu Hamzah, al-Ansaaree, an-Najjaaree. He was the servant of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), whom he stayed closely attached to for ten years from when he migrated until the death of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He himself was one of the last Companions to die. He died in 93H in Basrah, at the age of 103.

Allaah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) supplicated for him, saying, “O Allaah! Grant him increase in wealth and children and bless him in what You bestow upon him.” Reported by Muslim (Eng. trans. 4/1322/no. 6059). In another narration, Anas added, “By Allah! My fortune is now huge. My children and grandchildren exceed one hundred in number.” (Saheeh Muslim no. 6063).

Source: Sharh as-Sunnah (Explanation of the Creed), footnote, translated by Abu Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank (rahimahullah).
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An-Nu’man Ibn Bashir رضي الله عنه

 
He is an-Nu’man Ibn Bashir Ibn Sa’d Ibn Tha’labah al-Ansari al-Khazraji. His parents were Companions as well. And he was the first child born in al-Madinah after the Hijrah to the Ansar in Jumadal-‘Ula, in the year 2H. He became the governor of al-Kufah, then he lived in ash-Sham and became a judge there. He was killed at Emesa in the year 65H and he was of sixty four years.
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‘Awf Ibn Malik رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Awf Ibn Malik Ibn Abi ‘Awf al-Ashja’i al-Ghatfani, Abu Hammad and he is called other than that. He was a noble and famous Companion. He participated in the Battle of Mu’tah along with Khalid Ibn Walid and the leaders before him. And he participated in the Conquest of Makkah and he held the banner of his people that day. And he participated in the Conquest of Sham and lived in Damascus. He died in the year 73H.
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Ayesha (daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sideeq) – Radi Allaahu anhum

 
She is Ayesha daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sideeq – Radi Allaahu anhum – wife of the Messenger of Allaah, after Khadija – (رضي الله عنه‏) – had died, the Angel Jibra’eel had shown her to the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in his dream before he married her, she was 18 years of age when the Messenger of Allaah died. She died 59 A.H. On the 17th Ramadan, Abu Huraira (رضي الله عنه‏) buried her.

She was the Mother of the Believers, as-Siddeqqah (رضي الله عنه‏). Umar (رضي الله عنه‏) asked the Messenger of Allaah, ‘who is the most beloved of people to you?’ he replied: ‘Ayesha’, then he asked, ‘from amongst the men?’ he replied: ‘Her father.’

Ash-Shaabee said : when Masrooq would narrate on Ayesha to us, he would say : ‘I was told by the truthful one, daughter of the truthful one, the beloved of the most beloved to Allaah, who’s innocence was established from above the seven heavens.’

Az-Zuhri said: ‘If the knowledge of Ayesha was gathered against the knowledge of all the other wives of the Messenger of Allaah and all the women, then Ayesha’s knowledge would remain unsurpassed.’

[Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa (by Ibn Hajar) & Thahdheeb at thahdheeb (by adh-Dhahabee), Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya]
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az-Zubayr Ibnul-‘Awam رضي الله عنه

 
He is az-Zubayr Ibnul-‘Awam Ibn Khaldun Ibn Asad Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Uzza Ibn Qusay Ibn Kullab, Abu ‘Abdullah al-Qurashi al-Asadi. He was one of the ten Companions promised Paradise. He accepted Islam at the age of fifteen and it is said that he was younger and it is said that he was older. He performed the hijratayn (two migrations). He witnessed all of the major events. ‘Amr Ibn Jarmuz killed him in the year 36H after his departure from the battle of al-Jamal.
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Hudhayfah Ibnul-Yaman رضي الله عنه

 
He is Hudhayfah Ibnul-Yaman. And the name al-Yaman is Hasil. And it is called: Hasal al-‘Abasi. He was an ally of the Ansar, a noble Companion from the sabiqin (the first ones to embrace Islam). He died during the early part of ‘Ali’s (رضي الله عنه) caliphate in the year 36H.
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Ibn ‘Abbas رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas Ibn ‘Abdul-Muttalib Ibn Hashim Ibn ‘Abd Manaf, he was the nephew of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He was born three years before the Hijrah (migration). And the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) supplicated for him to attain understanding of the Qur’an. So he was referred to as an ocean and a Scholar due to the vastness of his knowledge. He died in the year 68H in Ta’if. He was one of the mukaththireen (narrations of many ahadith) from the Companions. And he was one of the ‘Abadilah (Companions named ‘Abdullah), he was from the fuqaha’ (jurists) of the Companions.
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‘Imran Ibn Husayn رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Imran Ibn Husayn Ibn ‘Ubayd Ibn Khalf al-Khuza’i, Abu Najid. He and Abu Hurayrah accepted Islam in the year of Khaybar. And he witnessed the military expeditions. And he was from the leaders of the Companions. He died in the year 52H in al-Basrah.
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Jabir bin ‘Abdullah رضي الله عنه

 
Jabir bin ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Harram al-Ansari as-Sulami, he witnessed the second pledge at ‘Uqbah while he was still a child. It is said that he witnessed Badr and Uhud and he reported many ahadith from the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He died in the year 74H.
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Khalid bin al-Walid رضي الله عنه

 
Khalid bin al-Walid bin al-Mughirah al-Makhzumi al-Qurashi Abu Sulayman. He was a great warrior and military leader and was given the nickname, ‘Sword of Allah.’ He died in the year 21H.
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Khubaib bin ‘Adi رضي الله عنه

 
Khubaib bin ‘Adi bin Malik bin ‘Amir al-Awsi al-Ansari. He witnessed Badr and was martyred during the lifetime of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) when he was captured by the polytheists in Mecca.
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Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه

 
Mu’adh bin Jabal bin ‘Amr bin Aws al-Ansari al-Khazraji, Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman, one of the foremost Companions known for his knowledge of legal rulings and the Qur’aan. He was present at the pledge of ‘Uqbah and witnessed Badr and the following battles and was martyred due to a plague in the year 17H or 18H.
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Mu’awiyah bin Abee Sufyaan رضي الله عنه

 
He is the Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen (Commander of the Believers), Mu’awiyah bin Abee Sufyaan Sakhr bin Harb. He was born five years before the advent of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and accepted Islaam in the year of the Conquest (of Makkah), and it is also held that he accepted Islaam after the treaty of Al-Hudaibiyah, but hid his faith. ‘Umar رضي الله عنه put him in charge of Shaam and he persevered in that position.

He was named for the position of the Khilaafah in the year 37H, and the people agreed in having him for the Khaleefah after Al-Hasan bin ‘Alee relinquished it in 41H. He used to transcribe for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and was one of those who wrote down the Revelation.

He died in the month of Rajab in 60H when he was 78 years old.
[Taken from the Explanation of Sufficiency in Creed, by Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaimeen]
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Muhammad bin Muslimah رضي الله عنه

 
Muhammad bin Muslimah bin Salamah al-Ansari, he witnessed Badr and all the following battles except Tabuk. He died in the year 43H.
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Qatadah رضي الله عنه

 
Qatadah ibn an-Nu’man bin Zayd al-Ansari al-Awsi, Abu ‘Amr, he witnessed the pledge of ‘Uqbah, Badr and every other battle that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) fought. He died in the year 23H.
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Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas رضي الله عنه

 
He is Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas Malik Ibn Uhayb, or Wuhayb Ibn ‘Abd Manaf Ibn Zahrah Ibn Kullab, Abu Ishaq az-Zuhri. He was one of the ten Companions promised Paradise. And he was one the six Companions on the Shura (consultative body). He accepted Islam early. And he was the first to be struck by an arrow in the path of Allah. He witnessed Badr and whatever came after it. He died in al-‘Atiq in the year 55H according to what is popular. And he was the last of the ten to pass away.
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Safinah رضي الله عنه

 
Safinah. He was a Persian slave who was brought by Umm Salamah and subsequently freed. He then devoted himself to serving the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
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Sa’id Ibn Zayd رضي الله عنه

 
He is Sa’id Ibn Zayd Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Nufayl al-‘Adawi al-Qurashi. He was one of the ten Companions promised Paradise. He died in the year 50H, or a year or two after it.
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Salman رضي الله عنه

 
Salman al-Farisi Abu ‘Abdullaah, the servant of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). The first battle he witnessed was al-Khandaq and he was present at all following battles. He died in the year 36H.
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Sariyah رضي الله عنه

 
Sariyah bin Zanim bin ‘Amr al-Kanani. He was responsible for a number of conquests such as Asbahan and died in the year 30H.
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Shaddad bin Aws رضي الله عنه

 
Shaddad bin Aws bin Thabit al-Ansari al-Khazraji, Abu Ya’la. He was famous for his knowledge and wisdom and died in the year 58H.
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Talhah Ibn ‘Ubaydullah رضي الله عنه

 
He is Talhah Ibn ‘Ubaydullah Ibn ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Ka’b Ibn Sa’d Ibn Taym Ibn Murah at-Taymi, Abu Muhammad al-Madani, commonly known as Talhah al-Khayr and Talhah al-Fayad (the exuberant) due to his generosity. He accepted Islam early at the hands of Abu Bakr. And he was one of the ten Companions promised Paradise. He became a martyr on the dayt of al-Jamal in the year 36H and he was sixty three years old.
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‘Ubadah Ibnus-Samit رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Ubadah Ibnus-Samit Ibn Qays al-Ansari al-Khazraji, Abdul-Walid al-Madani. He was one of the chiefs, a famous participant in the Battle of Badr. He died in ar-Ramlah in the year 34H. He was of seventy-two years, and it said that he lived up until the caliphate of Mu’awiyah. Sa’d Ibn ‘Afir said: His height was ten handspans.
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‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan Ibn Abil-‘As Ibn Umayyah Ibn ‘Abd Shams al-Amawi, Abu ‘Abdullah, Abu Amr, the leader of the Believers, Dhun-Nurayn. He was one of the early Companions to embrace Islam, one of the four Caliphs and one of the ten promised Paradise. He accepted Islam early at the hands of as-Siddiq. He performed the hijratayn (two migrations). He did not participate in Badr because he was nursing his sick wife Ruqayyah. So the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) shot arrows on his behalf during that battle and the reward reached ‘Uthman. So he was counted amongs those who participated in the battle. And the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) took the bay’ah (oath of allegiance) with him on the day of al-Hudaybiyyah. He took over the caliphate after ‘Umar with the agreement of the rest of the consultative body. And he was martyred in Dhul-Hijjah after ‘Idul-Adha in the year 35H. And he held the caliphate for twelve years and he was of eighty years when he passed. And it is said that he was older and it is said that he was younger.
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‘Umar Ibnul-Khattab رضي الله عنه

 
He is ‘Umar Ibnul-Khattab Ibn Nufayl Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Uzza Ibn Riyah Ibn ‘Abdullah Ibn Qarat Ibn Razah Ibn ‘Adiyy Ibn Ka’b al-Qurashi al-‘Adawi. He was called: al-Faruq, the Leader of the Believers. He famously gathered together many feats. He became a martyr in Dhul-Hijjah of the year 23H and he was in charge of the caliphate for then and a half years.
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Umm Ayman رضي الله عنه

 
Umm Ayman Barakah bint Tha’labah bin ‘Amr. She married ‘Ubaid bin al-Harith and gave birth to Ayman. Then she was married to Zaid bin Harithah and gave birth to ‘Usamah bin Zayd. She died in the year 11H.
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Umm Salamah رضي الله عنه

 
She is Hind Bint Abi Umayyah Ibnul-Mughirah Ibn ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Makhzum al-Makhzumiyyah, Umm Salamah. She is a Mother of the Believers, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) married her after Abi Salamah in the year 4H, and it is said this was in the year 3H. And she lived for sixty years after that. She died in the year 62H, and it is said she died in the year 61H, and it is said earlier than that. And the first view is the most correct.
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Umm Sulaym رضي الله عنه

 
Umm Sulaym. Her name is differed over, she was the daughter of Mil’an al-Ansari. She was initially married to Malik and when he died she married Abu Talhah. She used to accompany the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) on his military expeditions. She died in the year 30H.
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Usayd bin Hudair رضي الله عنه

 
Usayd bin Hudair bin Sammak bin ‘Amr al-Qays al-Ansari al-Ashhali, Abu Ya’ya, he witnessed the pledge of Uqbah, the battle of Uhud and the following battles. He had a beautiful recitation and died in the year 20H.
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2 Responses to 2. Sahaba (companions)

  1. Assalaamu ‘alaykum

    I believe there is an error in the biography of Abu hurayrah above. You’ve mentioned-

    “…He died in the year 7H, and it is said that he died in the year 8H, and it is said he died in the year 59H. He was seventy eight years old.”
    I think it was meant to say “he died in the year 57H, and it is said that he died in the year 58H…”

    Also in the biography of Ali ibn Abi Taalib it says “He is ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib Ibn ‘Abdul-Muttalib Ibn Hisham al-Hashimi – Haydarah, Abu Turab, Abul-Hasanayn – the nephew of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and the husband of his daughter.”

    I think it also was meant to say ” -the cousin of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم)…”

    Correct me if I’m wrong. BaarakAllaahu feekum

    • islamtees says:

      wa alaikum salaam,

      Jaza kalla khair for spotting this. There was a typo in the book (Commentary on Al-Muzani’s Sharhus-Sunnah) used for the biography of Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه. We’ve corrected this.

      Concerning the biography of Ali bin Abi Talib رضي الله عنه then the same book mentions nephew. However, cousin seems more right so we’ve updated this too.

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