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Hudhayfa b. al-Yaman

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Hudhayfa b. al-Yaman
Personal Information
Teknonym Abu 'Abd Allah
Lineage 'Abs tribe in Yemen
Muhajir/Ansar Ansar
Place(s) of Residence Mecca, Medina, Mada'in
Death/Martyrdom 36 or 37/656-7 or 657-8
Burial Place Mada'in
Religious Information
Presence at Ghazwas Uhud, Khandaq, Tabuk, and others
Migration to Medina
Known for Sahib al-sirr of the Prophet (s)
Notable Roles Ruler of Mada'in in the time of 'Umar, Commander of army in the battle of Nahawand
Other Activities Narrating hadiths about virtues of Imam Ali (a) and Ahl al-Bayt

Ḥudhayfa b. al-Yamān (Arabic: حُذَیفة بن الیمان) was a well-known companions of the Prophet (s) and one of the first people who converted to Islam. He accompanied the Prophet (s) in many battles in the early years of Islam. He was a special and a close companion of Imam Ali (a). In some hadiths, he is mentioned as one of the four main companions of Imam Ali (a).

He narrated hadiths regarding the place and virtues of Imam Ali (a) and Ahl al-Bayt (a). He also attended the conquests of the early caliphs, including the Battle of Nahawand.


Abu 'Abd Allah Hudayfa b. al-Yaman b. Hisl or Husayl was from the 'Abs tribe in Yemen. Al-Yaman, his father, went to Medina before the emergence of Islam and allied with the household of 'Abd al-Ashhal, from the Aws clan, and married Rubab, Ka'b's daughter. He had three other sons from Rubab: Sa'd, Safwan, and Mudlaj and three daughters called Layla, Salama, and Fatima.

Hudhayfa in the Period of the Prophet (s)

Hudhayfa was one of the first people who converted to Islam. He migrated to Medina after the Prophet (s). He was one of the Muhajirun, on the one hand, and, on the other, since he was allied to a clan in Medina, he was considered as one