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.

Biography[edit]

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 the Prophet 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.[1]

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

Death[edit]

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]

Sunni View[edit]

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

Shrine[edit]

The mosque and shrine of Anas Ibn Malik is located at 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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Notes[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 Archive.today 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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