Islamic Reflection .

Seven Companions/sahaba who narrated the most hadith.


  1. Abu Huraira (radi allahu anhu) : He narrated 5374 Ahadeeth.
  2. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar( radi allahu anhu) : he narrated 2630 Ahaadeeth.
  3. Anas ibn Maalik (radi allahu anhu ): he narrated 2286 Ahaadeeth.
  4. ‘Aisha, the mother of the believers ( radi allahu anhuma ), she narrated 2210 Ahadeeth.
  5. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radi allahu anhu ): he narrated 1660 Ahadeeth.
  6. Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah (radi allahu anhu) : he narrated 1540 Ahadeeth.
  7. Abu Sa’eed al Khudri (radi allahu anhu ) who narrated 1170 Ahadeeth.

Also Read : Sahaba Series

1.Abu Huraira (radi allahu anhu )

( أبو هريرة – عبد الرحمن بن صخر الدوسي ( رضي الله عنه

The real name of Abu Huraira radi allahu anhu was Abdur Rahman  ibn Sakhr Ad-Dausi or Abdullah  ibn Sakhr Ad-Dausi

His kunya- Abu Huraira (father of Kitten)

Birth: 12 BH/603 CE (Baha, Yemen)

Death :59 AH/681 CE (Medinah)

He spent 2 years 3 months approximately in the company of Rasul Allah Sallalhu alaihe wa sallam and narrated around 5364 /5374 riwayat.

He was the leader of Ahle sauffa- the first Madarssa

He performed the janaza of Aisha ra.

2. Abdullah ibn Umar radi Allahu anhu

He was the son of the second Caliph ‘Umar ibn Khattab. He was a prominent authority in hadith and law, and was known for his piety, honesty and erudition in Prophetic traditions. He was too young to participate at Uhud, but participated at Khandaq and later battles.

Death: 74 AH

His full name was : Abdullah ibn ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab b. Nufayl b. ‘Abdul-‘Uzza b. Riyah b. ‘Abdullah b. Qurt b. Razah

3. Anas ibn Malik

Born a non-Muslim, he accepted Islam along with his mother even though his father, Malik bin Nadar, refused to do so.

His full name: Anas bin Malik b. al-Nadr b. DamDam b. Zayd b. Haram b. Jundub b. ‘Amir b. Ghanm b. ‘Ady b al-Najjar

Died: 93 AH, Basra.

There are 1286 riwayat narrated from him out of which 168 are muttafaq alaihe (narrated by both Bukhari and Muslim)Imam bukhari has mentioned 83 and muslim 71.

When the prophet arrived in Medina in 622, Anas’s mother presented him to the prophet as a servant to him. So he is called the khadim e khas of Rasul Allah sallalhu alaihe wa sallam. she said to Rasul Allah, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Anas is your servant, so please invoke for Allah’s blessing for him.” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “O Allah! Increase his wealth and offspring and bless (for him) whatever You give him.”

Ref : Sahih al-Bukhari 6344 :Mentioned in the chapter of “The invocation of the Prophet (saws) for his servant

As a result of dua of Rasul Allah, Anas ra had a Long life. He passed at age of 103 and was the last sahabi to pass away in basra in 93 AH. He had lots of barakah in wealth, he had lots of children.

4. Aisha radi allahu anha

She was the daughter of Abu Bakr radi allahu anhu and the beloved wife of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu alaihe wa sallam. In the fifty years following his death, she became a great teacher of Islam and preserved and transmitted over two thousand ahadeeth.
The Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe wa sallam) married her in Shawwal, a year after marrying Saudah. Aishah was the only virgin the Prophet (Sallalahu alaihe wa sallam) married and was regarded as the best loved of all the Prophet’s wives. In her youth, she came under the loving care and attention of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) himself. As his wife and close companion she acquired from him knowledge and insight such as no woman has acquired. She was the most learned female Muslim jurist in history. She passed away on Ramadan 17, 57 A.H., and was buried in Baqi.

5. Abdullah ibn Abbas radi allahu anhu

He was the cousin of Rasul Allah Sallalahu alaihe wa sallam. He was the son of Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, an uncle of the Muhammad, and a nephew of Maymunah bint al-Harith, who later became Rasul Allah sallalahu alaihe wa sallam’s wife.

He was given the title Hibr ul Ummah and  Tarjumaanal Qur’an. He was known as Tarjumaanal Quran – meaning ‘The great commentator of the Qur’an’ and Hibr ul ummah – meaning the inkpot of the ummah. These titles were given to him due to his knowledge.

Abdullah Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنهما was only 13 when Nabi ﷺ‎ passed away. Despite his young age, he had memorised over 1600 hadeeth!

He passed away in 68 AH in Taif.

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, put his hand on my shoulder and he said, “O Allah, give him understanding in religion and teach him the interpretation of the Quran. Musnad Aḥmad 2874

6. Jabir bin Abdullah radi allahu anhu

Jabir ibn Abdullah Ansari is said to have accepted Islam when he was about 7. Also, he is recognised as the Sahaba with the most count of hadith relating to Hajj.

He narrated about 1,547 Hadiths (some historians say). After the death of Muhammad he used to deliver lectures in Masjid Nabwi, Medina, Egypt, and Damascus. Such leading Tabi’en scholars as Amr ibn Dinar, Mujahid, Atiyya ibn Sa’d and Ata’ ibn Abi Rabah attended his lectures. People gathered around him in Damascus and Egypt to learn from him.

7. Abu Saeed al khudri radi allahu anhu

His full name was Saʽid ibn Malik ibn Sinan al-Khazraji al-Khudri .He narrated from the 4 khalifa and many others. By one count, he has 1170 narrations, making him the seventh most prolific Companion in the transmission of the hadith.He Passed away on friday – 64 AH or 74 AH and is buried in baqi madina

Read : Remembering Badri Sahaba


This post was last modified on October 17, 2021 11:51 am

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