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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAmr b. al-ʿĀṣ
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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAmr b. al-ʿĀṣ, Abū Muḥammad (7 before hijra–65/616–685) was a junior Companion of the Prophet as well as one of the first to write down Prophetic sayings (ḥadīths).

Unlike other Companions, most of his life unfolded after the advent of Islam. He thus played a significant role during the period in which there was a need for the presence of the Companions and their narration of the Prophet's sayings and recounting of his deeds (Ibn Saʿd, 2/376). He was one of the few individuals who, both during and after the Pro…

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Department of Islamic Law and Qurʾan and Hadith Studies and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿAmr b. al-ʿĀṣ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0026>
First published online: 2015

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