The Number of the Companions
There is no definite knowledge about the number of the Companions who were alive when the Prophet (pbuh) died but it is stated that the number is more than 100.000. For instance, 40.000 Companions took part in Farewell Hajj and 70.000 Companions took part in the Expedition of Tabuk. Imam Shafii says there are 60.000 Companions who saw the Prophet (pbuh) and reported hadiths from him. However, the names of the Companions who died beforehand and those who went to distant places during the conquest of Makkah could not be recorded fully. The person to record the most Companions is Ibn Hajar; he recorded 11.783 names in his book al-Isaba.
- The Companions of the Prophet (PBUH)
- Can I learn the names of the two Companions whom the Prophet (pbuh) followed in prayer? How did it happen?
- How did the polytheists despise the Muslims when the Persians defeated the Byzantines, which caused the chapter of ar-Rum to be sent down? How did Hz. Abu Bakr and Ubayy ibn Khalaf place a bet upon this chapter?
- Hazrat Abu Bakr Wagers Ubayy Bin Khalaf
- How can we be sure that hadiths reach us without changing?
- Since the prophet was illiterate, how did He check the revelation scribes?
- Considering that hadiths reached us through many narrators, why should we trust hadiths and why should we not deny hadiths?
- Is the ijtihad of the Companions regarded as a religious evidence?
- Ashab as-Suffa
- Although there is a limitation in the Quran about marrying stating that a man can marry at most four women, why did the Prophet (pbuh) marry more women?