Was Zakwaan a Sahabi’s name

Was Zakwaan a Sahabi’s name

Was Dhakwān a Ṣaḥābī’s name?


Is Zakwaan a Ṣaḥābī’s name? If so, can you give a brief description of who he was.

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Dhakwān (ذكوان), commonly spelt as Zakwaan, is the name of several companions of the Prophet ﷺ. One of them was the slave of the Prophet ﷺ. Another is Dhakwān ibn Abd Qays, an Anṣārī companion who was martyred in the battle of Uḥud. There are also others. For details refer to al-Iṣābah (2:338, 355).

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Yusuf Shabbir

5 Shawwāl 1443 / 6 May 2022

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir