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Anas ibn Nadhar (Arabic: ﺍﻧﺲ ﺑﻦ ﻧﻀﺮ) was one of the companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He belonged to the Banu Khazraj tribe of the Ansar and was the uncle of Anas ibn Malik.[1] He could not join the Battle of Badr and was sad about it so he told the prophet,

"O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)! I was absent from the first battle you fought against the pagans. (By Allah) if Allah gives me a chance to fight the pagans, no doubt. Allah will see how (bravely) I will fight".

— Sahih al-Bukhari, Kitab al-Jihad, 2805 and 2806

He fought very courageously against the polytheists in the Battle of Uhud until he was martyred. His body was found mutilated by more than eighty wounds of swords and arrows. Only his sister could recognize his body by his fingers.[2][3][4] The following verse of Quran was revealed concerning him and other men of his sort:

"Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration".[5]

— Quran, Surat Al-'Aĥzāb, 33:23


  1. Hazrat Anas ibn Nadhar (رضي الله عنه)
  2. Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 56, Hadith 22
  3. Sahih Muslim, Book 20, Hadith 4683
  4. Riyad as-Salihin, Book 12, Hadith 1317
  5. Qur'an, Chapter 33, Verse 23