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Ansar

[an-sahr] /ˈæn sɑr/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) (used with a plural verb)
1.
the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam.
2.
any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching.
Origin of Ansar
< Arabic anṣār, plural of nāṣir helper
Related forms
Ansarian, adjective
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