Anas b. Mālik
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Anas b. Mālik (d. 93/712) was allegedly the last of the Companions of the Prophet to die in Basra. His lifespan is recorded as having bridged almost the entire first/seventh century. Ten years old at the time of the Hijra, he is said to have died in 93/712 at the age of 103 (lunar) years. He had a mansion (qaṣr) in Basra (cf. Ibn al-Faqīh, Mukhtaṣar kitāb al-buldān, ed. de Goeje, 189). His tomb was located outside the Mirbad (the market outside Basra which formed its oldest commercial centre), adjacent to those of Ḥasan al-Baṣrī and Muḥammad b. Sīrīn (both d. 110/728) (Iṣṭakhrī, Masālik al-mamāli…

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Juynboll, G. H. A., “Anas b. Mālik”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004209831, 2011, 2011-4

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