Last companions to pass away (English)

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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 الرحیم


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:
1Abū al-Ṭufayl ʿĀmir ibn Wāthilah110 AH107Worldwide.

In Makkah.

2Al-Hirmās ibn Ziyād al-Bāhilī102 AHIn Yamamah.
3Al-ʿAddāʾ ibn Khālid Ibn Hawdhah101 AHIn Sijistān (Sistan).
4Abū Umāmah ibn Sahl ibn Ḥunayf100 AH92In the blessed city of Madīnah
5ʿAbdullāh ibn Busr al-Māzinī96 AH100In Shām (Levant).

In Ḥimṣ (Homs).

From those who performed Ṣalāh towards both Qiblah.

6Anas ibn Mālik93 AH103In Basra.
7Wābiṣah ibn MaʿbadBefore 90 AHIn Al-Jazīrah (the region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers).

In Raqqah city.

8Abū Ubayy ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAmrBefore 88 AHIn Palestine and al-Quds.
9ʿAbdullāh ibn Abī Awfā86/87 AH100In Kufa.

From the participants of Bayʿat al-Riḍwān.

10ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Ḥārith ibn Jazʾ al-Zubaydī86 AHIn Egypt.
11Wāthilah ibn al-Asqaʿ85 AH98In Damascus.
12ʿUmar ibn Abū Salamah83 AHFrom the tribe of Banū Khuzaymah
13Umm Khālid Amah bint Khālid ibn Saʿīd ibn al-ʿĀṣ ibn Umayyah ibn ʿAbd ShamsCirca 80 – 100 AHFrom the female companions.
14Jābir ibn ʿAbdullāh78 AH94From the participants of the second pledge of ʿAqabah.
15ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿUmar73 AH85From the four ʿAbādilah (the four young companions with the name ʿAbdullāh: Ibn ʿUmar, Ibn al-Zubayr, Ibn ʿAbbās & Ibn ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ.
16Asmāʾ bint Abī Bakr al-Ṣiddīq73 AH100From the first females to accept Islam in Makkah and then also migrate to the blessed city of Madīnah
17Nābigah al-Jaʿdī (Qays ibn ʿAbdullah)Circa 70 AH120In Isfahan.
18ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAbbās68 AH71In Taif.
19Abū Barzah al-Aslamī65 AHIn Khorasan (Traxiane).
20Umm al-Muʾminīn Umm Salamah61 AHFrom the wives of the Prophet ﷺ.
21Jabr ibn ʿAtīk al-Anṣārī61 AH71From the participants of the Battle of Badr.

From the Anṣār participants of the Battle of Badr.

22Qutham ibn al-ʿAbbās ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib57 AHIn Samarqand (Samarkand).
23Muʿtib ibn ʿAwf57 AH78From the muhājirūn (emigrants to Ethiopia/Eritrea).

From the muhājirūn (emigrants to Madīnah) participants of the Battle of Badr.

24Saʿd ibn Abī Waqqāṣ55 AH80+From the ʿAsharah Mubashsharah (the ten companions who were promised Paradise in one gathering).
25Kaʿb ibn ʿAmr al-Khazrajī55 AH53In Madīnah from the participants of the Battle of Badr.
26Ruwayfiʿ ibn Thābit53 AHIn Barqah (Cyrenaica, Pentapolis) – eastern coastal region of Libya, the Benghazi region.
27Lubayy ibn LabāIn Wasit, Iraq.
28Fāṭimah11 AH24From the daughters of the Prophet ﷺ and his children.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

26 Ṣafar 1440 / 5 October 2018

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir