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ʿAbd Allāh b. Rawāḥa
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Rawāḥa (d. 8/629), a Companion of the Prophet. ʿAbd Allāh, with the kunya of Abū Muḥammad, Abū ʿAmr or Abū Rawāḥa, was one of the Helpers (Anṣār) (and was from the Banū al-Ḥārith branch of the Khazraj tribe (al-Wāqidī, 1/165, 2/439; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 3/898; al-Dhahabī, 1/230–231; Ibn Ḥajar, Tahdhīb, 5/212). In addition to participating in the pledge of ʿAqaba (Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 3/898), he was also regarded as one of the twelve nuqabāʾ (leaders) among the Anṣār (Ibn Hishām, 2/86; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 1/244, 252; see also Ibn Abī al-ʿĀṣim, 3/397). After emigrating fr…

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Rawāḥa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0041>
First published online: 2015

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