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ʿAbdullāh ibn Rawāḥah ibn Thaʿlabah (Arabic: عَبْد الله ابْن رَواحَة ابْن ثَعْلَبَة‎) was one of the companions of the Islamic Nabi (Prophet) Muhammad.[1]

ʿAbdullāh ibn Rawāḥah
Arabic: عَبْد الله ابْن رَواحَة
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The tomb of ʿAbdullāh, Zayd ibn Ḥārithah, and Ja`far ibn Abī Tālib in Al-Mazar near Mu'tah in Jordan, Ash-Sham
Died629 CE
Cause of deathMartyrdom in the Battle of Mu'tah
Resting placeAl-Mazar, Mu'tah
Known forbeing a Companion of Muhammad


Ibn Rawahah was from the Arabian tribe of Banu Khazraj.[2] At a time when writing was not a common skill, he was a scribe and a poet.[3]

He was one of the twelve representatives of the Ansar who took an oath of allegiance before the Hijrah, and later spread Islam to Medina. Also he was among the 73 that pledged allegiance to Muhammad in Medina. He is said to have been alert to the supposed plots of Abd-Allah ibn Ubayy.[3]

Military expeditions and deathEdit

'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah was third in command during the Battle of Mu'tah and was subsequently killed during the battle.[1] He also led his own expedition known as the Expedition of Abdullah ibn Rawaha, where he was sent to assassinate Al-Yusayr ibn Rizam.

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  1. ^ a b Jafar al-Tayyar,, 2013-01-21
  2. ^ The Sealed Nectar The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge Archived November 28, 2006, at the Wayback Machine on
  3. ^ a b O My Soul, Death Is Inevitable, So It Is Better for You to Be Martyred Archived June 30, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, URL accessed 2009-09-30