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Burayda b. al-Ḥuṣayb
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It seems that Burayda had a position of seniority among his tribe. When the members of his extended family approached the Prophet to embrace Islam, Burayda headed that delegation (al-Yaʿqūbī, 2/79; cf. Ibn Saʿd, 1(2)/82) and was charged by the Prophet with the task of collecting alms from his tribe (al-Dhahabī, 2/469). Burayda is reported to have taken part in sixteen battles under the Prophet (Ibn Ḥajar, al-Iṣāba, 1/146; al-Wāqidī, 404 et passim). He also participated in the bayʿat al-riḍwān (‘pledge of satisfaction’; also known as the ‘pledge of the tree’) at Ḥudaybiyya …

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Najam Abbas, “Burayda b. al-Ḥuṣayb”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_05000033>
First published online: 2021

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