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Bishr b. al-Bara'

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Sahaba
Bishr b. al-Bara'
Personal Information
Full Name Bishr b. al-Bara' b. Ma'rur
Lineage Khazraj
Muhajir/Ansar Ansar
Place(s) of Residence Medina
Death/Martyrdom 7 or 8/ 629 or 630
Cause of Death/Martyrdom He was Poisoned
Religious Information
Presence at Ghazwas Most Ghazwas, such as Badr, Uhud and Khandaq

Bishr b. al-Barāʾ (Arabic: بِشر بن بَراء), (d. 7 or 8/ 629 or 630) was one of the Prophet (s)'s Sahaba, from the kinsman of Banu Salama of the Khazraj tribe. His father was Bara' b. Ma'rur and his mother was Khalisa bt. Qays. Bishr b. al-Bara', together with his father, converted to Islam in the second Pledge of 'Aqaba, and the Prophet (s) made a fraternity pact between him and Waqid b. 'And Allah al-Tamimi.

Bishr attended most Ghazwas, such as Badr, Uhud and Khandaq. Although the Banu Salama kinsman was headed by Jadd b. Qays, since people of Banu Salama were not satisfied with Jadd, the Prophet (s) called Bishr the head of his people. It is said that in the battle of Khandaq in 7/628, Bishr and some other Sahaba ate the poisoned meat that a Jewish woman had brought for the Prophet (s). According to some reports, he died of the poison after one year.