Who was the last Sahabi Rasool to die?

There are around 124,000 Sahaba Rasool ﷺ and the last Sahabi to die was Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi رضي الله عنه

Criteria to be called a Sahabi Rasool

A sahabi is a person;

  • who believed in the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
  • who saw/met with the Prophet and;
  • who died as a Muslim.

His meeting with Prophet Muhammad

Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi رضي الله عنه saw Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  during the last Hajj when he was only 8 years old. He explained his love for the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ at that time as the love of mother of Musa for Prophet Musa عليه السلام.

Death of Abu Tufail

Although historians are in a conflict on the exact year when the last Sahabi die, it is assured that his death occurred after 100 Hijri.

  • Khaleefah stated that he lived past the year 100 AH.
  • Mus’ab ibn ‘Abdullah az Zubayree said that he died in the year 102 AH.
  • Ibn Hibbaan, ibn Qaani’, and Abu Zakariyyah ibn Mandah stated that he died in the year 107 AH.
  • Wahb ibn Jareer ibn Hazim narrated that he saw a Janaza in 110 AH in Makkah, he was told that it was the Janaza of Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi رضي الله عنه.
  • He was buried in Jannat ul Muallah.

Who was the last Sahabi to die?

He was the last sahabi to die

Sa’id al-Jariri said: ‘I heard Abu Tufail say: “I saw Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  and there is no one left on the face of the earth who has seen him, apart from me.” I said: “Describe him for me!” He said: “He was white, handsome, of medium size.” – Ash-Shama’il Al-Muhammadiyah 14
The last Sahabi to die before Abu Tufail was Anas Ibn Malik who passed away in 93 AH.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.