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Ja'far b. Abi Talib

Jaʿfar b. Abī Ṭālib (Arabic: جَعفَر بن اَبي طالِب , b. circa 590 C.E. - d. 8/629) also known as Jaʿfar al-Ṭayyār (جَعفَر الطَيّار) (the flying Ja'far) and Dhu l-Janāḥayn (ذو الجَناحَین) (the one with two wings) was a cousin and a companion to the Prophet Muhammad (s) and the older brother to Imam 'Ali (a).

Ja'far b. Abi Talib
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Personal Information
Full Name Ja'far b. Abi Talib b. 'Abd al-Muttalib
Teknonym Abu 'Abd Allah, Abu l-Masakin
Epithet Ja'far al-Tayyar, Dhu l-janahayn
Lineage Quraysh
Well-Known Relatives Holy Prophet (s), Imam Ali (a) (brother), Abu Talib (father)
Birth circa 590 C.E.
Place of Birth Mecca
Muhajir/Ansar Muhajir
Place(s) of Residence Mecca, Abyssinia, Medina
Martyrdom Jumada I, 8/September, 629
Cause of Martyrdom Martyred in the Battle of Muta
Burial Place Jordan
Religious Information
Presence at Ghazwas Battle of Muta
Migration to Abyssinia and Medina
Notable Roles The leader of Muslims who migrated to Abyssinia, Commander of the Army of Islam in the Battle of Muta

He led a group of Muslims to take refuge in Abyssinia. After his return, the Prophet (s) taught him a prayer, which is known as the Prayer of Ja'far al-Tayyar.

He was appointed as the commander of the Muslim Army in the