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Last companions to pass away (English)

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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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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.

In Makkah.

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

Yusuf Shabbir

26 Ṣafar 1440 / 5 October 2018

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

This answer was collected from IslamicPortal.co.uk, which is a repository of Islamic Q&A, articles, books, and resources. Various schools write and oversee the answers, including Maulana Yusuf Shabbir, Mufti Shabbir Ahmed, and Mufti Muhammad Tahir. 

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