Anas ibn Malik

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Anas ibn Malik
أنس بن مالك
أنس بن مالك.png
Calligraphic representation of Anas ibn Malik's name
Born611 or 612
Died712 CE (93 AH)
(age 103 lunar)
Burial placeBasra
Other namesibn Malik
Known for
RelativesAbdullah ibn Abi Talha (step-brother)
Abu Talha al-Ansari (step-father)
FamilyNajjar clan of the Banu Khazraj tribe

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.


Tomb of Anas Bin Malik in Basra, Iraq

Anas ibn Malik, a member of the Najjar clan of the Khazraj tribe of Yathrib, was born ten years before the Prophet 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 the prophet arrived in Medina in 622, Anas's mother presented him to the prophet as a servant to him.[1]

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


He was the last of the prominent Companions of the Prophet to die. Anas died in 93 AH (712 CE)[3] in Basra[4] at the age of 103 (lunar) years.[4]


The mosque and shrine of Anas Ibn Malik is located in Basra, Iraq. The grave of Anas Ibn Malik is a simple cenotaph. However, the shrine was destroyed with explosive devices. Despite the fact that the mosque and shrine is heavily damaged and walls stained with vandalism, the complex is still a popular place of visit by Sunni Muslims.

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  1. ^ a b c Finding the Truth in Judging the Companions, 1. 84-5; EI2, 1. 482 A. J. Wensinck J. 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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