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ʿAmmār b. Yāsir
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b. ʿāmir b. mālik , abu ’l-yaḳzān , a Companion of the Prophet, later a partisan of ʿAlī. His father, a mawlā of the Mak̲h̲zūmite Abū Ḥud̲h̲ayfa, had married one of his master’s slaves, Sumayya, who was manumitted, but Yāsir and his family remained with Abū Ḥud̲h̲ayfa. They were early converts to Islām, and suffered severe tortures. ʿAmmār is said eventually to have emigrated to Abyssinia; after the hid̲j̲ra he returned to Medina. He took part in the early campaigns, and fought at Badr, at Uḥud, and, in general, in all the battles of Muhammad, who at the time of the muʾāk̲h̲āt between the Muhād…

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Reckendorf, H., “ʿAmmār b. Yāsir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0627>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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