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Abd Allah ibn Rawahah
عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن رَواحَة
The tomb of ʿAbdullāh, Zayd ibn Ḥārithah, and Ja`far ibn Abī Tālib in Al-Mazar near Mu'tah in Jordan, Ash-Sham
The tomb of ʿAbdullāh, Zayd ibn Ḥārithah, and Ja`far ibn Abī Tālib in Al-Mazar near Mu'tah in Jordan, Ash-Sham
Died 629 CE
Mu'tah, Eastern Roman Empire
Cause of death Martyrdom in the Battle of Mu'tah
Place of burial Al-Mazar, Mu'tah
Known for being a Companion of Muhammad
Political movement Islam
Parents Rawahah (father)

Abd Allah ibn Rawahah ibn Tha'labah (Arabic language: عَبْد ٱللَّٰه ٱبْن رَواحَة ٱبْن ثَعْلَبَة‎, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Rawāḥah ibn Thaʿlabah) was one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad[1] who was martyred in the Battle of Mu'tah.

Biography[edit | edit source]

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 death[edit | edit source]

'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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