Mosque and the tomb of Abu Dhar al-Ghafari

Abu Dharr al-Ghifari al-Kinani, also spelled Abu Zarr, born Jundab ibn Junādah, was the fourth or fifth person converting to Islam, and from the Muhajirun. He belonged to the Banu Ghifar, the Kinanah tribe. No date of birth is known. He died in 652 CE, at al-Rabadha, in the desert east of Medina.

Abu Dhar is remembered for his strict piety and also his opposition to Muawiyah I during the caliph Uthman ibn Affan era. He is venerated by Shia Muslims as one of The Four Companions, early Muslims who were followers (Shi’a) of Ali ibn Abi Talib.

 

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