companion, disciple, scribe or family member of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

Sahaba or As-Sahaba (Arabic: الصحابة), meaning the companions, refers to the companions, friends and family of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.[1][2] They are highly respected by Muslims and after saying any name of a sahabi, muslims usually say Radhiya llahu anhu (Arabic: رضي الله عنه‎), meaning "well-pleased Allah is with them".[3]


  1. [Source: Al-Isâbah (1/4-5) of al-Hâfidh lbn Hajar]
  2. "Companions of the Prophet - Islamic history".
  3. "The Quran, sura 9, verse 100".