Bashir ibn Sa'ad

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Bashir ibn Sa'ad was one of the companions of Muhammad.


Early life[edit]

He became the chief of Banu Aus[1]

610 – 632: Muhammad's era[edit]

He was a Companion who was present at the battle of Badr.

He became the chief of Banu Aus[1]

Military campaigns during Muhammad's era[edit]

He participated in the Battle of Badr. Muhammad's forces included Abu Bakr, Umar, Ali, Hamza, Mus`ab ibn `Umair, Az-Zubair bin Al-'Awwam, Ammar ibn Yasir, and Abu Dharr al-Ghifari. The Muslims also brought seventy camels and two horses, meaning that they either had to walk or fit three to four men per camel.[2] However, many early Muslim sources indicate that no serious fighting was expected,[3] and the future Caliph Uthman stayed behind to care for his sick wife Ruqayyah, the daughter of Muhammad.[4] Salman the Persian also could not join the battle, as he was still not a free man.[5][6]

He also led a military campaign as a commander known as the Expedition of Bashir Ibn Sa’d al-Ansari (Fadak). He was sent to Fadak, the event took place in Shaban, 7AH i.e. December 628 AD,3rd Month 7AH, of the Islamic Calendar.[7][8]

Succession to Muhammad[edit]

Main article: saqifah


He was martyred at 'Ayn at-Tamr, as az-Zurqani mentioned.


Shi'a view[edit]

Ali Asgher Razwy, a 20th century Shi'a Twelver Islamic scholar states:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Imamate: The Vicegerency of the Prophet [1] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Vicegerency" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Lings, pp. 138–139
  3. ^ "Sahih al-Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 287". Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Sahih al-Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 53, Number 359". Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "". 16 September 2002. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sahih al-Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59, Number 286". Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Shawqī Abū Khalīl, Atlas of the Prophet's biography: places, nations, landmarks P. 205]
  8. ^ List of Battles of Muhammad
  9. ^ A Restatement of the History of Islam and Muslims on [2]

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