Al-Bara' ibn `Azib

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Al-Bara ibn Azib (Arabic: البراء بن عازب‎‎) was one of the companions of Muhammad and narrator of hadith.[1]


He converted to Islam at a young age and fought beside the Prophet in fifteen battles, including the Battle of Khaybar, from which he reported hadith [2] In the year 24/645, during the caliphate of ‘Uthmān, he was made governor of al-Ray (in Persia). He eventually retired to Kūfā and there he died in the year 71/690.[3]

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  1. ^ Hadith Books
  2. ^ see Hadith of prohibition of Mut'ah at Khaybar
  3. ^ Khatib Baghdadi, Tarikh Baghdad, vol.1, pg.177
  4. ^ quoting Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Musnad, al Matbaat al Maymaniyyah, Egypt, 1313, from al Bara' ibn Azib (iv, 281)
  5. ^ A Shi'i-Sunni dialogue on [1]

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