Malik bin Ashtar (r)


Assalamu alaykum,

I’m from Yemen from the Yafi tribe and I’m from Bani Malik named after Malik bin Ashtar al Nakhai. I could not find any Sunni sources regarding this man and the Shia claim he is one of them. Just wanted to know the view of Ahl as Sunnah.


Alaykum Salam,

He saw the Prophet (s) in his childhood and died at age 38. He has an entry in Ibn Hajar’s Isaba under the words:

مالك بن الحارث بن عبد يغوث بن مسلمة بن ربيعة بن الحارث بن جذيمة بن مالك بن النخع النخعي المعروف بالاشتر

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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