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Abū Hurayra
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Abū Hurayra, ʿAbd Allāh (or ʿAbd al-Raḥmān) b. ʿĀmir (or Ṣakhr) al-Dawsī (d. 59/679), was one of the famous Companions of the Prophet. In his role as a transmitter of Prophetic ḥadīths he has been a perennial subject of debate and discussion. Abū Hurayra was portrayed in many different ways at various times in history and, despite his renown, some fundamental aspects of his life and personality remain obscure. For example, such are the varian…

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Hurayra”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0086>
First published online: 2015

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