Ansar

An Islamic term that literally means "helpers" and denotes the Medinan citizens that helped Muhammad and the Muhajirun on the arrival to the city after the migration to Medina
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الأنصار‎‎ (arabic)
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Al-Ansar
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Ansar or Ansari (singular) (Arabic: الأنصار‎ al-Anṣār, "The Helpers") are the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra). They belonged to two main tribes of Azd, the Banu Khazraj and the Banu Aus. Azd is the same tribe that Ghamd tribe and Zahran tribe belong to.
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