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Abu Zar Al Ghifari (R)

Name: Jundub bin Junadah

Title: Abu Zar

Mother's name: Ramlah bint Waqeeah Demise: 32 A.H.

Hazrat Abu Zarr (R) is among the most ascetic Sahabah. He accepted Islam in the early days of Islam in Makkah Mukarramah. It is reported that he was the fifth person to accept Islam. After embracing Islam, he returned to his people and lived with them until he returned to the company of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in Madinah Munawwarah after the Battle of Khandaq. In the latter part of his life he relocated to Rabzah on the outskirts of Madinah Munawwarah till his demise in 32 A.H. Prior to Islam he subscribed to the belief in One God. Numerous Sahabah and Tabi'een narrate Hadith from him.


Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr (R) narrates that he heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, “The sky has not shaded and the earth has not carried a person more truthful than Abu Zar t.” (Tirmizi)

Hazrat Abu Zar (R) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once said to him, “… Verily I love for you what I love for myself…” (Muslim)

Hazrat Buraydah (R) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Verily Allah has commanded me to love four [people] and has informed me that He loves them.' It was said: 'O Messenger of Allah! Mention their names for us.' He said: 'Ali is among them,' He repeated this thrice (and continued), and Abu Zar, Miqdad (bin 'Amr) and Salman (Al Farisi) y. He ordered me to love them, and He informed me that He loves them.'” (Tirmizi)

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