Bashīr b. Saʿd
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Bashīr b. Saʿd, Abū Nuʿmān (d. 12/633), a member of the Banū Mālik clan of Khazraj, was a Companion of the Prophet Muḥammad, from the Anṣār (the ‘Helpers’) (Ibn Hishām, 2/101; Khalīfa, 1/210–211; Ibn Haẓm, 363–364). Bashīr pledged allegiance to the Prophet at the second pledge of ʿAqaba along with a group from Yathrib (Medina) (Ibn Hishām, 2/101; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 1/244, Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 1/172). He took part in various battles, including Badr and Uḥud (Ibn Hishām, 2/368; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 1/172; Ibn al-Athīr, 1/195).

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Bahramian, Ali and Abbas, Najam, “Bashīr b. Saʿd”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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