Anas ibn Malik

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Anas ibn Malik

Anas ibn Malik ibn Nadar al-Khazraji Al-Ansari (Arabic: أنس بن مالك الخزرجي الأنصاري, c.612-712 , or died 709[1]) was a well-known sahabi (companion) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

He was an Ansar of the Banu Khazraj . He is not to be confused with Malik ibn Anas. Anas ibn Malik, was the last of the sahaba to die at Basra in 93 AH aged 103.[2]


Anas ibn Malik was born 10 years before the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad to the Bani Khazraj tribe of Yathrib. He was born to Umm Sulaim (of the Banu Najjar) and Malik ibn Nadr. After the father of Anas died a non-Muslim, his mother remarried a new convert (Abu Talha ibn Thabit), and he gained a half-brother, Abdullah ibn Abu Talha.[3] He was present in Madinah during Muhammad's time there and afterwards. He was the longest lived of the Companions of the Prophet, having died 93 years after the Hijrah (approximately 711 CE).[4] He had been presented to Muhammad as a servant by his mother at an early age.[1] After Muhammad's death in 632, he participated in the wars of conquest,[1] and went to Damascus and later settled in Basra. He was the longest living of the companions of Muhammad and died at the age of 103.[2]

Sunni view

He is one of the major narrators of hadith, and like all of the Sahaba, is considered trustworthy.

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Finding the Truth in Judging the Companinons, 1. 84-5; EI2, 1. 482 A. J. WensinckJ. Robson
  2. 1 2 T. P. Hughes, 1885/1999, Dictionary of Islam, New Delhi: Rupa & Co.
  3. Biography of Rumaysa bint Milhan - Mother of Anas bin Malik at Compendium of Muslim Texts
  4. "أنس بن مالك". Retrieved 15 October 2013.

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