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Which companion lived the longest?

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The companion Anas ibn Malik (ra) lived the longest. He passed away in 93 A.H. when he was 107 years old.


Background

It was narrated in the Muhadith al-Hakim's al-Mustadrak, Anas (ra) lived for 107 years.

He was ten years old when the Prophet (saw) arrived in Medina; the Prophet (saw) passed away when he was twenty years old; he lived after the Prophet (saw) for 83 years, till around 93 A.H.

Al-Hakim narrated:

َعَاشَ أَنَسُ بن مَالِكٍ مِائَةً وسَبْعِ سِنِين

"Anas obn Malik (ra) lived for 107 years." (Al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak 6506)

He also narrated:

تُوُّفِيَّ أَنَسَ بن مَالِكٍ رَضْيَّ اللهُ عَنْهُ سَنَةَ ثَلَاثٍ وتِسْعِين

"Anas ibn Malik (ra) passed away in 93 A, H." (Ibid 6507)

Anas ibn Malik narrated:

َقَدِمَ النَبِيُ صَلَى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآَلِهِ وَسَلَمَ المَدِيِنَةَ وَأَنَا ابنَ عَشْرٍ، وَمَاتَ وأَنَا ابنَ عِشْرِين

"I was ten years old when the Prophet (saw) came to Medina and I was twenty when he passed away." (Ibid 6509)


Conclusion

The companion Anas ibn Malik (ra) passed away in 93 A.H. when he was 107 years old.


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