Tomb of Abu Ayyub Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him)

Tomb of Abu Ayyub Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him)

The entrance to the tomb

This tomb, on the outskirts of Istanbul, belongs to Abu Ayyub Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) who was a great and close companion of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).

  • His full name was Khalid ibn Zayd ibn Kulayb.
  • When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) emigrated to Madinah, all of the Ansar were keen to host the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) in their house. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) made the decision that he would stay where his camel stopped and it subsequently stopped at the residence of Abu Ayyub Ansari. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) stayed at his house for 7 months.
  • Abu Ayyub Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) had a distinguished military career and was still out in the path of Allah at the age of 80. He died during the campaign of Constantinople (Istanbul) and is buried there.

References:  Works of Ibn Kathir

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