Banu Najjar

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Imam Ali inquired at shepherds about the troop strength of the Banu Najjar advancing

The Banu Najjar are of Madinah, an Arabian tribe originated from Yemen. They were Muslims, accepting Islam at the hands of the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu 'alayHi wa AaliHi waSallam). He is reported to have said:

Narrated Abu Usaid (Allah be well-pleased with him): The Prophet (Allah bless Him and salute Him with peace) said, The best of the Ansar's families (homes) are those of Banu An-Najjar and then (those of) Banu Abdul Ash-hal, then (those of) Banu Al-Harith bin Al-Khazraj and then (those of) Banu Sa'ida; nevertheless, there is good in all the families (houses) of the Ansar. On this, Sad (bin Ubada) said, I see that the Prophet (Allah bless Him and His House and salute Them with peace) has preferred some people to us. Somebody said (to him), No, but He (Allah bless Him and His House and salute Them with peace) has given you superiority to many. [Book: (Sahih Bukhari) Vol: (5) Hadith No: (133)]

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  1. ^ a b biography at MSA West Compendium of Muslim Texts