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(Arab. Aṣḥāb or Ṣaḥāba).

The men closest to Muḥammad during his time in Mecca and Madīna; foremost among these, the first four caliphs (khalīfa): Abu Bakr, ʿUmar, ʿUthmān, and ʿAlī b. Abī Tālib. See also ṢAHĀBA.


Subjects: Islam.

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