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al-Aṣbagh b. Nubāta
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al-Aṣbagh b. Nubāta, Abū al-Qāsim, was one of Imam ʿAlī’s most renowned and steadfast companions (Ibn Saʿd, 6/225). A descendant of the Banū Ḥanẓala, and a member of the tribe of al-Mujāshiʿ b. Dārim (Ibn Ḥazm, 231), he came from Kūfa. Accounts suggesting that he was alive during the Prophet’s lifetime (Ibn Ḥajar, 1/108) and that he narrated reports on the authority of ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb (al-Mizzī, 3/308) cannot be considered reliable.

According to Naṣr b. Muzāḥim (pp. 442–443), al-Aṣbagh was a pious and devout man, a warrior from Iraq and one of Imam ʿAlī’s genera…

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YusoFI Ishkevari, Hasan and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “al-Aṣbagh b. Nubāta”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0299>
First published online: 2015

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