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Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī
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Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī, Jundub b. Junāda (d. 31 or 32/652 or 653), a prominent Companion of the Prophet. He was particularly famous for his powerful character and his opposition to ʿUthmān, the third caliph, and also to Muʿāwiya. His name is also given as Burayr, although some have taken this to be his title (Ibn Saʿd, 4/219; Ibn Hishām, 2/152; Abū Aḥmad, 152). His genealogical tree, which is known up to ʿAdnān, confirms that his lineage goes back to the Banū Ghifār tribe. His mother, Ramla, was also from the same tribe (Ibn al-Kalbī, 18–20, 134, 152–156; Khalīfa, Ṭabaqāt, 31–32; Ibn Qutayba, al-M…

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Gozashteh, Naser and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0121>
First published online: 2015

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