Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

Al-Barāʾ b. ʿĀzib
(1,184 words)

Al-Barāʾ b. ʿĀzib (d. 71 or 72/690 or 691), was a Companion of Prophet Muḥammad. He was one of the Helpers (Anṣār) and from the Banū Ḥārith branch of the Aws tribe of Yathrib (Medina) (Khalīfa, al-Ṭabaqāt, 1/186; al-Bukhārī, 1(2)/117; for his lineage see al-Mizzī, Tahdhīb, 4/34–35). Several kunyas are given for him, the most famous being Abū ʿUmāra (Khalīfa, al-Ṭabaqāt, 1/303; Muslim b. al-Ḥajjāj, 77; Abū Nuʿaym, 3/71; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 1/155).

Al-Barāʾ converted to Islam as a very young man before the Prophet’s migration to Medina (Ibn Saʿd, 4/367–368), his father h…

Cite this page
Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Al-Barāʾ b. ʿĀzib”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_00000070>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲