Ansar (Islam)
Ansar is an Islamic term that literally means "helpers" and denotes the Medina
Medina , or ; also transliterated as Madinah, or madinat al-nabi "the city of the prophet") is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, and...

n citizens that helped Muhammad and the Muhajirun
Muhajirun are the early, initial Muslims who followed Muhammad on his Hijra . The early Muslims from Medina are called the Ansar .-List:*Muhammad*Ali*Umar *Abu Bakr .*Salman the Persian*Bilal ibn Ribah...

 on the arrival to the city after the migration to Medina. They belonged to two main tribes, the Banu Khazraj
Banu Khazraj
-Early history:Abu Muhammad Al-hasan Ibn Ahmad Al-hamdani mentioned that The Banu Khazraj along with Banu Aws settled the area of Yathrib around the 2nd century ad as part of the PreIslamic Exodus of Yemen due to the Great Dam damage....

 and the Banu Aws.

Banu Khazraj

  • Ubay ibn Ka'b
  • Zayd ibn Thabit
    Zayd ibn Thabit
    Zayd ibn Thabit was the personal scribe of Muhammad and an Ansar.-Early life: 610 – 612:When Zayd was 6 years old his father died in the Battle of Bu'ath. Zayd was 13 years old when he asked permission to participate in the Battle of Badr. Since he was younger than 15 years old, Muhammad...

  • Hassan ibn Thabit
    Hassan ibn Thabit
    Hassan ibn Thabit was an Arabian poet and one of the Sahaba, or companions of Muhammad. He was born in Yathrib , and was member of the Banu Khazraj tribe. According to tradition, he was the court poet to Muhammad.-Life:...

  • Jabir ibn Abd-Allah
    Jabir ibn Abd-Allah
    Jabir ibn 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn Haram al-Ansari was a prominent companion of Muhammad and his descendants, the Shi'a Imams.-Early life:Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari was born in Yathrib 15 years before the Hijra. He belonged to a poor family of Yathrib. He was from the tribe of Khazraj. His mother...

  • Amr ibn al-Jamuh
    Amr ibn al-Jamuh
    Amr ibn al-Jamuh was an ansari sahabi. He died in the Battle of Uhud.-References:...

  • Sa`ad ibn ar-Rabi`
    Sa`ad ibn ar-Rabi`
    Sa`ad ibn ar-Rabī` was a sahaba of Muhammad. Muhammad made brothers between him and Abdul-Rahman bn ‘Aouf, and he insisted to give his brother half of his wealth and on of his two orchards. He was one of the chiefs who attended the ‘Aqabah Pledge of Allegiance...

  • Al-Bara' ibn `Azib
  • Ubayda ibn as-Samit
  • Abu Sa`id al-Khudri
  • Zayd ibn Arqam
    Zayd ibn Arqam
    This is a Sahaba of MuhammadWhen Zaid was older, he retold the hadith of the two weighty things, during the Banu Umayyad rule. One version is quoted in Sahih Muslim where he, after being asked several times, tells about the event and unwillingly concludes that Muhammad's wives are not part of the...

  • Abu Dujana
    Abu Dujana
    Abu Dujana Simak bin Kharasha was a sahaba and a skilled swordsman who is mentioned in Hadith narrations from the six major Hadith collections of Sunni Islam.-Skilled in melee combat:...

  • Abu Darda
    Abu Darda
    - Biography :Abu Darda was a trader in Medina and belonged to the al-Ḥārith clan of the Banu Khazraj tribe. He converted to Islam after the Battle of Badr...

  • Habab ibn Mundhir
    Habab ibn Mundhir
    Al-Hubab ibn al-Mundhir ibn Zayd was one of the prominent Sahaba and Ansar from the Khazraj tribe.He participated during in the meeting at saqifah during the Succession to Muhammad. He was also the one who advised Muhammad on filling all but one well during the battle of Badr -References:...

  • Anas ibn Malik
    Anas ibn Malik
    Anas bin Malik ibn Nadar al-Khazraji Al-Ansari was a well-known sahabi of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.He was an Ansar of the Banu Khazraj . He is not to be confused with Malik ibn Anas. Anas ibn Malik, the last of the Companions of the Prophet died at al-Basrah in 93 AH aged 103.-Muhammad's...

  • Al-Bara ibn Malik
  • Sahl ibn Sa'd
    Sahl ibn Sa'd
    Sahl ibn Sa'd al-Sa'idi was one of the prominent Sahaba, Ansar and early Muslim scholars. He died in 91 AH-References:...

  • Farwah ibn `Amr ibn Wadqah al-Ansari

Banu Aws

  • Usaid ibn Hudair
  • Muadh ibn Jabal
  • Muhammad ibn Maslamah
    Muhammad ibn Maslamah
    Muhammad ibn Maslamah, sometimes surnamed Ansari was a Companion of Muhammad.He was among the first in Yathrib to become a Muslim and was a halif or an ally of the Aws tribe in Medina indicating he was not an Arab...

  • Khuzaima ibn Thabit
    Khuzaima ibn Thabit
    Khuzaima ibn Thabit Dhu'sh-Shahadatain al-Ansari was one of the companions of Muhammad.-610 – 632: Muhammad's era:He was an Ansar .He is among those on whose authority the Hadith of the pond of Khumm was reported .-632 – 634: Abu Bakr's era:...

  • Khubayb ibn Adiy
    Khubayb ibn Adiy
    -Biography and Battle of Badr:Khubaib ibn Adiy was taken captive and escorted in a procession of thousands which was led by men like men like Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, and Safwan ibn Umayah, and which included Said ibn Amir....

  • Sahl ibn Hunaif
  • Uthman ibn Hunaif
    Uthman ibn Hunaif
    Uthman ibn Hunaif was one of the companions of Muhammad. According to Shia belief, he did not give allegiance to Abu Bakr, until Ali supposedly did so. He narrated the Hadith of the blind man....

  • Abu'l-Hathama ibn Tihan


  • Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari
    Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari
    Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari was one of the companions of Muhammad and narrator of hadith, quoted in Sahih Bukhari, the most prominent source of Hadith among Sunni Muslims. He was also one of the Ansar.-External links:*...

  • Asim ibn Thabit
    Asim ibn Thabit
    Asim ibn Thabit was one of the Ansar, a person belonging to one of the first generations of Muslims and who helped Muhammad after his migration to Medina.-Biography:He participated in the Battle of Badr....

  • Amr ibn Maymun
    Amr ibn Maymun
    Amr ibn Maymun al-Awdi was one of the Ansar companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.-References:...

  • Hudhaifa ibn Yaman
    Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman
    Huthayfa ibn al-Yaman was a close companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and one of the earliest converts to Islam. He is particularly revered by the Sufis and he related a considerable number of hadith, particularly those relating to eschatology...

See also

  • Ansari (nesbat)
  • Brotherhood among the Sahaba
    Brotherhood among the Sahaba
    Brotherhood among the Sahaba refers to the time after the Hijra when the Islamic prophet Muhammad instituted brotherhood between the emigrants, Muhajirun, and the helpers, Ansar, and he chose Ali as his own brother.A list includes:-Medina:...

  • Ansar-e Hezbollah
  • Sunni view of the Sahaba
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