Tamim al-Ansari

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Tamim al-Ansari
His shrine
Born Medina, Arabia
Burial Dargah Thameem Al Ansari, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, India
Full name
Tamim ibn Zayd Al Ansari
Tribe Bani Maran ibn al-Najjar
Father Zayd ibn Asim al-Ansari[1]

Tamim ibn Zayd al-Ansari (Arabic: تميم بن زيد الأنصاري‎‎) was a Muslim saint whose dargah (shrine) is located in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, India which is 59 km from Chennai. Al-Ansari was born in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia and is a Sahabi (companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad).


The dargah has an area of 3 acres (12,000 m2).

The first Thursday after the first full moon of each month is a day of devotion. Though the dargah is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., some devotees spend the night there. Sahaba were said to be companions of Prophet Muhammad during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad. But Hazrath Tamim Ansari was buried by Arcot Nawab Muhammed Saadatullah Khan in around 180.


  1. ^ أسد الغابة في معرفة الصحابة لابن الاثير

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