Anas ibn Malik

Anas ibn Malik ibn Nadr al-Khazraji Al-Ansari (Arabic: أنس بن مالك الخزرجي الأنصاري (c.612 – c.712[1]) was a well-known sahabi (companion) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[2]

Anas ibn Malik
أنس بن مالك
Anas ibn Malik Masjid an-Nabawi Calligraphy.png
Calligraphic representation of Anas ibn Malik's name
Bornc. 611 or 612 CE
Diedc. 712 CE (93 AH)
(Aged 100-103)
Burial placeBasra, Iraq
Other namesibn Malik
EraEarly Islam
Rashidun caliphate
Umayyad caliphate
Known for
Notable work
RelativesAbdullah ibn Abi Talha (step-brother)
Abu Talha al-Ansari (step-father)
FamilyNajjar clan of the Banu Khazraj tribe


Anas ibn Malik' name in Arabic calligraphy
Tomb of Anas Bin Malik in Basra, Iraq

Anas ibn Malik, a member of the Najjar clan of the Khazraj tribe of Yathrib, was born ten years before the Muhammad's Hijrah. After his father, Malik ibn Nadr, died a non-Muslim, his mother, Umm Sulaim, remarried to a new convert, Abu Talha ibn Thabit. Anas's half-brother from this marriage was Abdullah ibn Abi Talha.[3]

When Muhammad arrived in Medina in 622, Anas's mother presented him to Muhammad as a servant to him.[1]

After Muhammad's death in 632, Anas participated in the wars of conquest.[1] He was the last of the prominent Companions of the Prophet to die.[2] Anas died in 93 AH (712 CE)[4] in Basra[5] at the age of 103 (lunar) years.[5]


The shrine of Anas Ibn Malik is located in Basra, Iraq.[6] The grave of Anas Ibn Malik is a simple cenotaph. However, the shrine was destroyed with explosive devices. Despite the fact that the mosque and shrine is heavily damaged and walls stained with vandalism, the complex is still a popular place of visit by Sunni Muslims.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Finding the Truth in Judging the Companions, 1. 84-5; EI2, 1. 482 A. J. Wensinck J. Robson
  2. ^ a b Canan, İbrahım (1995). ENES b. MÂLİK - An article published in the 11th volume of Turkish Encyclopedia of Islam (in Turkish). Vol. 11. Istanbul: TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi. pp. 234–235. ISBN 978-97-53-89438-8. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  3. ^ Biography of Rumaysa bint Milhan - Mother of Anas bin Malik Archived 2009-05-27 at at Compendium of Muslim Texts
  4. ^ "سير أعلام النبلاء » ومن صغار الصحابة » أنس بن مالك". Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  5. ^ a b T. P. Hughes, 1885/1999, Dictionary of Islam, New Delhi: Rupa & Co.
  6. ^ "Iraqi Boys Disrespect Anas Ibn Malik (RA)'s Grave by Standing on It".