Anas ibn Malik

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Anas ibn Malik

Anas ibn Malik ibn Nadr al-Khazraji Al-Ansari (Arabic: أنس بن مالك الخزرجي الأنصاري‎ (c.612-c.712[1]) was a well-known sahabi (companion) of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad.


Tomb of Anas Bin Malik at Basra Iraq

Anas ibn Malik, a member of the Najjar clan of the Khazraj tribe of Yathrib, was born ten years before Muhammad's Hijrah. After his father, Malik ibn Nadr, died a non-Muslim, his mother, Umm Sulaim, remarried to a new convert, Abu Talha ibn Thabit. Anas's half-brother from this marriage was Abdullah ibn Abi Talha.[2]

When Muhammad arrived in Medina in 622, Anas's mother presented him to her prophet as a servant.[1]

After Muhammad's death in 632, Anas participated in the wars of conquest.[1]

The longest-lived of all the Companions of the Prophet, Anas died in 93 AH (712 CE)[3] in Basra[4] at the age of 103 (lunar) years.[4]

Sunni View[edit]

He is one of the major narrators of Hadith, and like all of the Sahaba, and is considered trustworthy.


The tomb of Anas ibn Malik is located at Basra in Iraq. The tomb is slightly damaged and the cenotaph over the tomb is gone.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Finding the Truth in Judging the Companinons, 1. 84-5; EI2, 1. 482 A. J. WensinckJ. Robson
  2. ^ Biography of Rumaysa bint Milhan - Mother of Anas bin Malik Archived 2009-05-27 at at Compendium of Muslim Texts
  3. ^ "أنس بن مالك". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b T. P. Hughes, 1885/1999, Dictionary of Islam, New Delhi: Rupa & Co.

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