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b. ʿUbayd Allāh , prominent Companion of Muḥammad, is counted among the first eight converts to Islam and the ten mubas̲h̲s̲h̲ara , those to whom the Prophet had promised Paradise. He belonged to the clan of Taym b. Murra of Ḳurays̲h̲ and thus was a kinsman of Abū Bakr, but was about twenty years younger than he. The two were evidently closely associated and were known as the “two mates ( ḳarīnān ).” According to the prevalent explanation, they were thus named because during the early persecution of the Muslims they were once tied together with a single rope. Acco…

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Madelung, W., “Ṭalḥa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7362>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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