- the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam.
- any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching.
Origin of Ansar
< Arabic anṣār, plural of nāṣir helper
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Examples from the Web for ansar
Some local media also attributed claims of responsibility to Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.Iraq’s Biggest Killer Hits Cairo
April 3, 2014
Similarly, whether other groups like Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi can be considered part of al Qaeda is a factual question.
The notion that these groups might actually be al Qaeda is illustrated by Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia (AST).
Ansar al-Sharia: No one has disputed the participation of a local Islamist militia known as Ansar al-Sharia.Yes, There IS Evidence Linking al Qaeda to Benghazi
December 29, 2013
The mix of al Qaeda in the Maghreb, Ansar al Dine, and the Tuareg rebels is combustible.Al Qaeda’s Dangerous Play in Mali
January 15, 2013
He ordained that they should pair off in couples consisting of a man of the Mohajirun and an Ansar.The Life of Mohammad
Some of the Ansar approached, and threatened to beat her with a whip if she did not stop.
Months before, orders are sent in all directions for the Ansar to assemble.
Y has Ansar Uleraich wooing a king's daughter, Annle, to the eighth year.
He had scarcely left the Khalifa's presence, when he was recalled and sent to the Saier, there to be "educated as a true Ansar."