Uwais al-Qarani

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Uwais Bin Amir
Arabic: أويس القرنى
Father NameʻAmir
BirthplaceQarn, Yemen
Born594 CE
EthnicityYemeni Arab
Known ForBeing a follower of Muhammad and Ali[1]
DiedMarch 657 CE (7 Shawwal 36 Hijri)
Burial PlaceRaqqa, Syria
Coordinates17°01′11″N 54°05′23″E
InfluencedSaints of the Uwaisi tradition
Revered bySufis and Shiʻites

Uwais ibn ʻAmir ibn Harb al-Qarni (Arabic: أويس ابن أنيس القرني‎), was a Muslim from Yemen who lived during the lifetime of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.[2] His burial price is in al-Raqqah, Syria. It was destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in 2013.[3][4]

One of the most comprehensive books[according to whom?] on Uwais Al Qarni is undoubtedly the book by the name of “The Life and Times of Uwais Al Qarni” which was written by a South African scholar by the name of Moulana Uwais Al Qarni Ahmed.[citation needed]


Uwais' father, ʻAmir, was a strong believer in Islam. He died when Uwais was young.[5]

Martyrdom in the Battle of Siffin[edit]

In 657 CE, Uwais fought on the side of Imam ʻAli against Muʻawiyah ibn Abu Sufyan in the Battle of Siffeen. As reported by Ibn Battuta, Uwais was killed in this battle.[5]

Damage of Uwais' Mosque[edit]

On March 11, 2013 the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant bombed and heavily damaged the mosque of Uwais and ʻAmmar ibn Yasir located in Raqqa.[4]

Uwaisi Order[edit]

The Uwaisi form of Islamic mysticism was named after Uwais, as it refers to the transmission of spiritual knowledge between two individuals without the need for physical interaction between them.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Desecration of the Mosque of the Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)– Ammar Ibn Yassir and Uwais Al-Qarni in Raqqa, Syria." World Federation. N.p., 05 Aug. 2013. Web. 25 Aug. 2013. <http://www.world-federation.org/Secretariat/Articles/Desecration_graves_companions_Holy_Prophet_Muhammad_SAW_Ammar_ibn_Yassir_Uwais_alQarani_Raqq_Syria.htm>.
  2. ^ Beale, Oriental Bibliotheca
  3. ^ 'Space archaeologists' and activists are using satellites to unearth history
  4. ^ a b "The Moment Isis Detonated a More Than 500 Year old Shrine". 30 May 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b Attar, Muslim Saints and Mystics, trans. A.J. Arberry, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983
  6. ^ "The story of Uwais Al-Qarni – Sahih Muslim | AbdurRahman.Org". Salaf-us-saalih.com. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2016-04-21.
  7. ^ Mohammad, Inam (1978). Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar of Sehwan-Sharif. Royal Book Co. p. 87. ISBN 0-918437-21-0. See Amazon page ASIN: B0000CQRGQ. Original from the University of Michigan.
  8. ^ Kabbani, Shaykh M. Hisham (2004). Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition. Islamic Supreme Council of America. pp. 63–64. ISBN 1-930409-23-0. See Amazon page

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