Bilal ibn al-Harith

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Bilal ibn al-Harith (died ca. 682) was a sahaba. His full name was Bilal ibn al-Harith ibn 'Asim ibn Sa'id ibn Qurrah ibn Khaladah ibn Tha'labah Abu 'Abd ar-Rahman al-Mazani.


He came to Muhammad in the deputation from Muzaynah in 627, and carried the banner for Muzaynah on the day of the Muslim Conquest of Mecca in 630. About Ibn al-Harith it is narrated in the book of hadith, Sunan Abi Da'ud, Book 19:

[Muhammad] assigned as a fief to Bilal ibn Harith al-Muzani the mines of al-Qabaliyyah, on both the upper and lower side. The narrator, Ibn an-Nadr, added: "also Jars and Dhat an-Nusub." The agreed version reads: "and (the land) which is suitable for cultivation at Quds". He did not assign to Bilal ibn al-Harith the right of any Muslim. [Muhammad] wrote a document to him:

"This is what the [Muhammad] assigned to Bilal ibn al-Harith al-Muzani. He gave him the mines of al-Qabaliyyah both those which lay on the upper and lower side, and that which is fit for cultivation at Quds. He did not give him the right of any Muslim."[1][2]

He later lived in Basra (modern day Iraq), and died in 682 in the last days of the reign of the caliph Muawiyah I.[3]

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  1. ^ The narrator Abu Uways said: A similar tradition has been transmitted to me by Thawr ibn Zayd from Ikrimah on the authority of Abdullah ibn Abbas from [Muhammad]. Ibn an-Nadr added: Ubayy ibn Kab wrote it.
  2. ^ Kitab al-Kharaj, Wal-Fai' wal-Imarah (Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership), Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 19
  3. ^ Asad al-Ghabah fi Ma'rifah as-Sahabah by 'Izz ad-Din ibn Muhammad, better known as Ibn al-Athir al-Jazari

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