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Abū Qatāda
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Abū Qatāda, al-Ḥārith b. Ribʿī b. Rāfiʿ al-Anṣārī (d. 54/674) was from the Banū Salima b. Saʿd tribe and one of the eminent Anṣār (the Medinese ‘Helpers’ from among the Prophet's Companions). There are differences regarding his name, with some sources giving al-Nuʿmān or ʿAmr. His father's ancestry has been recorded as the following line of descent: Ribʿī b. Baldama (or Taldhama) b. Khannās b. Sinān b. ʿUbayd b. ʿAdī b. Ghanm b. Kaʿb b. Salima (Khalīfa, al-Ṭabaqāt, 1/224; Ibn Ḥibbān, 69). According to some sources, he died in 38/658–659 (Ibn Saʿd, 6/9; al-Khaṭīb, 1/161).…

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Dianat, Abu'l Hasan and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Qatāda”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0193>
First published online: 2015



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