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Abū al-Dardāʾ
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Abū al-Dardāʾ, ʿUwaymar b. Zayd b. Qays b. ʿĀʾisha b. Umayya b. Mālik al-Khazrajī al-Anṣārī (d. 32/652) was one of the Companions of the Prophet and one of the collectors of the Qurʾān. Different versions of his father's name and lineage have been recorded. His father's name is given variously as Zayd, Thaʿlaba, ʿĀmir and Mālik (Ibn Hishām, 2/152; Ibn Qutayba, 268; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 3/1227). In some sources Abū al-Dardāʾ is given the nickname ʿUwaymar and called by the name ʿĀmir (Ibn Abī Ḥātam, 3(2)/26; al-Ḥākim, 3/336).

Before the start of the Prophet's mission, Abū al-Dardāʾ was…

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Salim, Abdol-Amir and Translated by Simin Rahimi, “Abū al-Dardāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0120>
First published online: 2015

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