- Al-Bara' ibn `Azib
He entered Islam at a young age and fought beside the Prophet in fifteen battles, including the
Battle of Khaybar, from which he reported hadith [see Hadith of prohibition of Mut'ah at Khaybar] In the year 24/645, during the caliphate of ‘Uthmān, he was made governor of al-Ray (in Persia). He eventually retired to Kūfā and there he died in the year 17/690.
He reported the hadith of
hadith of the pond of Khumm[ [http://www.shianews.com/hi/articles/islam/0000156.php shianews.com] quoting Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbalin his Musnad, al Matbaat al Maymaniyyah, Egypt, 1313, from al Bara' ibn Azib (iv, 281)] and also figures in the transmission of numerous ḥadīth in the collections of Muslim and Bukhārī.
When Umar was at Fatimah's house,
A Shi'i-Sunni dialogueon Al-Islam.org [http://al-islam.org/murajaat/80.htm] ] , al-Bara was in it.
He did not give allegiance to Abu Bakr, until Ali supposedly did so.
Tarikh al-Yaqubi, as quoted in Peshawar Nightson [http://www.al-islam.org/ Al-islam.org] [http://www.al-islam.org/peshawar/7.2.html] ]
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