The Narrator: Tameem al-Daari

Bismillah. We are continuing our An-Nawawi series after a lot of hoj poj posting in the middle 🙂 Tameem al-Daari is the companion who narrated the hadith about Naseehah that we began discussing before.

Tameem al-Daari is a well known companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him). He embraced Islam in the year 9 A.H. Prior to that, he was a Christian; some say that he was a monk. He participated in a number of the battles of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

He lived in Madinah. But after the death of Uthmaan, he moved to Syria. He was known for his performance of the late-night prayers and his reading of the Qur’an. He was accredited with being the first person who put lanterns in the masaajid. Furthermore, during the time of ‘Umar, he was the first person to narrate “stories” in the masaajid. He did that with the permission of ‘Umar – although it was ‘Umar’s policy to prohibit such a practice, he found that Tameem would only say what was truthful.

I found (me, not Sh. Az Zarabozo 🙂 that this was the companion who narrated the lengthy hadith about meeting ad-Dajjaal. After he met him, he came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and became Muslim, because everything he saw and learned about ad-Dajjaal (the anti-Christ) was what the Prophet (peace be upon him) had said. I was surprised Sh. Az-Zarabozo did not mention this in his biography of him. (see Muslim 4/2261). I found it in ‘Umar al-Ashqar’s The Minor Resurrection. inshaAllah we’ll quote the entire hadith much later in our Akhirah series.

He died in the year 40 A.H. in Palestine.

This is the only hadith narrated by Tameem that can be found in Sahih Muslim. Overall, one can find 18 hadith narrated by Tameem in the well known books of hadith.

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