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Abu Darda

Abi al-Dardaa (أبي الدرداء), also spelled, Abu Darda was once a wealthy merchant from Medina whoe converted to Islam after the Battle of Badr. He became a companion of Mohammed (محمد), recording the revelations that the prophet Muhammad shared with his followers.


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circa 650 CE

Tomb of abu Darda

Grave of abi Darda is located within Mosque of abi Darda in Damascus, Syria. It is most commonly believed that he died in Alexandria (Egypt) in 652 CE, when he was seventy-two years old. Other researchers suggest he died in Damascus. After the Muslim conquest of Syria, he served as the governor of Damascus (دمشق) under Othman Bin Aafan (عثمان بن عفان). His religious teachings are highly regarded in Islam, focusing on the renunciation of material possessions and the importance of the pursuit of knowledge.

circa 650 CE

Mosque of abu Darda

The small Abi Darda Mosque is only open during regular prayer times, and the tomb is located on the eastern side of the prayer hall. The main prayer hall could accommodate around 150 people at one time.

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