ʿAmmār b. Yāsir
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ʿAmmār b. Yāsir b. ʿĀmir b. Mālik Abū l-Yaqẓān (d. 37/657) was a Companion of the Prophet and later a partisan of ʿAlī. He was the son of Sumayya, a slave girl, and Yāsir, an ally (ḥalīf) or, more probably, a client (mawlā) of Abū Ḥudhayfa b. al-Mughīra of the Banū Makhzūm. He is counted as one of the early Muslims, among the first thirteen proselytes. His parents converted to Islam, along with his brother ʿAbdallāh. The polytheists of Mecca tortured ʿAmmār in an attempt to make him abandon his new faith; they were so cruel that “he bec…

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Hasson, Isaac, “ʿAmmār b. Yāsir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23638>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004203549, 2011, 2011-2

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