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Abū Ḥudhayfa
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Abū Ḥudhayfa (d. 12/633) was the son of ʿUtba b. Rabīʿa b. ʿAbd Shams b. ʿAbd Manāf. A prominent Companion of the Prophet, he was one of the first converts to Islam and one of the group of Muslims who emigrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and later to Medina. He was present at many battles that were fought under the command of the Prophet, and was killed at the battle of al-Yamāma.

According to Ibn Saʿd (3/85), Abū Ḥudhayfa was fifty-three or fifty-four when he died, but according to Ibn Ḥajar (4/43) he was fifty-six. There are differing versions given of his name (ism). Ibn Saʿd (3/84) refers to hi…

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Salim, Abdol-Amir and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Ḥudhayfa”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0155>
First published online: 2015

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