Is it true that Anas ibn Mālik (may Allah be pleased with him) was the companion who passed away the last?
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیمAnswer
This is not true. Anas ibn Mālik (d. 93/711-2) was the final companion to pass away in Basra. The companion to pass away the last in general was Abū al-Ṭufayl ʿĀmir ibn Wāthilah (d. 110/728-9) (refer to this link for more details). The last female companion to pass away was Umm Khālid bint Khālid ibn Saʿīd ibn al-ʿĀṣ ibn Umayyah ibn ʿAbd Shams (n.d) (refer to this link for more details).
The following table provides more information regarding the companions who passed away last in their regions as well as some other categories. The information is based on the preferred or dominant view of scholars. The age of some companions has been calculated. For further information, refer to our Arabic paper entitled Ākhir man Māta min al-Ṣaḥābah Muṭlaqan wa Muqayyadan.
The last companion to pass away:
|1||Abū al-Ṭufayl ʿĀmir ibn Wāthilah||110 AH||107||Worldwide.|
|2||Al-Hirmās ibn Ziyād al-Bāhilī||102 AH||–||In Yamamah.|
|3||Al-ʿAddāʾ ibn Khālid Ibn Hawdhah||101 AH||–||In Sijistān (Sistan).|
|4||Abū Umāmah ibn Sahl ibn Ḥunayf||100 AH||92||In the blessed city of Madīnah|
|5||ʿAbdullāh ibn Busr al-Māzinī||96 AH||100||In Shām (Levant).|
In Ḥimṣ (Homs).
From those who performed Ṣalāh towards both Qiblah.
|6||Anas ibn Mālik||93 AH||103||In Basra.|
|7||Wābiṣah ibn Maʿbad||Before 90 AH||–||In Al-Jazīrah (the region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers).|
In Raqqah city.
|8||Abū Ubayy ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAmr||Before 88 AH||–||In Palestine and al-Quds.|
|9||ʿAbdullāh ibn Abī Awfā||86/87 AH||100||In Kufa.|
From the participants of Bayʿat al-Riḍwān.
|10||ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Jazʾ al-Zubaydī||86 AH||–||In Egypt.|
|11||Wāthilah ibn al-Asqaʿ||85 AH||98||In Damascus.|
|12||ʿUmar ibn Abū Salamah||83 AH||–||From the tribe of Banū Khuzaymah|
|13||Umm Khālid Amah bint Khālid ibn Saʿīd ibn al-ʿĀṣ ibn Umayyah ibn ʿAbd Shams||Circa 80 – 100 AH||–||From the female companions.|
|14||Jābir ibn ʿAbdullāh||78 AH||94||From the participants of the second pledge of ʿAqabah.|
|15||ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿUmar||73 AH||85||From the four ʿAbādilah (the four young companions with the name ʿAbdullāh: Ibn ʿUmar, Ibn al-Zubayr, Ibn ʿAbbās & Ibn ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ.|
|16||Asmāʾ bint Abī Bakr al-Ṣiddīq||73 AH||100||From the first females to accept Islam in Makkah and then also migrate to the blessed city of Madīnah|
|17||Nābigah al-Jaʿdī (Qays ibn ʿAbdullah)||Circa 70 AH||120||In Isfahan.|
|18||ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAbbās||68 AH||71||In Taif.|
|19||Abū Barzah al-Aslamī||65 AH||–||In Khorasan (Traxiane).|
|20||Umm al-Muʾminīn Umm Salamah||61 AH||–||From the wives of the Prophet ﷺ.|
|21||Jabr ibn ʿAtīk al-Anṣārī||61 AH||71||From the participants of the Battle of Badr.|
From the Anṣār participants of the Battle of Badr.
|22||Qutham ibn al-ʿAbbās ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib||57 AH||–||In Samarqand (Samarkand).|
|23||Muʿtib ibn ʿAwf||57 AH||78||From the muhājirūn (emigrants to Ethiopia/Eritrea).|
From the muhājirūn (emigrants to Madīnah) participants of the Battle of Badr.
|24||Saʿd ibn Abī Waqqāṣ||55 AH||80+||From the ʿAsharah Mubashsharah (the ten companions who were promised Paradise in one gathering).|
|25||Kaʿb ibn ʿAmr al-Khazrajī||55 AH||53||In Madīnah from the participants of the Battle of Badr.|
|26||Ruwayfiʿ ibn Thābit||53 AH||–||In Barqah (Cyrenaica, Pentapolis) – eastern coastal region of Libya, the Benghazi region.|
|27||Lubayy ibn Labā||–||–||In Wasit, Iraq.|
|28||Fāṭimah||11 AH||24||From the daughters of the Prophet ﷺ and his children.|
Allah knows best
26 Ṣafar 1440 / 5 October 2018
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir