Tamim al-Ansari

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Tamim al-Ansari
BornMedina, Arabia
Full name
Tameem ibn Yu'ar al-Ansari
FatherYu'ar bin Qays al-Khazraji

Tamim ibn Zayd al-Ansari (Arabic: تميم بن زيد الأنصاري‎) was a Muslim saint (Walī) whose dargah (shrine) is located in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, India which is 30 km from Chennai. Al-Ansari was born in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia and is a Sahabi (companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). He visited the Asian continent during the caliphate of Umar ibn al-Khattab and stayed in Sindh for 18 years.


His shrine (dargah) is located in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu, India which is 29 km from Chennai. 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.


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