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the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam.
any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching.
Contemporary Examples

Similarly, whether other groups like Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi can be considered part of al Qaeda is a factual question.
Obama’s Kobe Bryant-Al Qaeda Flap Daveed Gartenstein-Ross January 21, 2014

Some local media also attributed claims of responsibility to Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.
Iraq’s Biggest Killer Hits Cairo Jesse Rosenfeld April 2, 2014

Authorities arrested four other members of Ansar al-Sharia on Thursday.
Despite Arrests in Consulate Attack, Chaos Persists in Libya Jamie Dettmer September 14, 2012

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 Eli Lake December 28, 2013

There is also a seemingly separate group in Yemen that has links to al-Qaeda and operates under the name Ansar al-Sharia.
What is Ansar al-Sharia? Matthew DeLuca September 11, 2012

Historical Examples

He ordained that they should pair off in couples consisting of a man of the Mohajirun and an Ansar.
The Life of Mohammad Etienne Dinet

Months before, orders are sent in all directions for the Ansar to assemble.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

Every evening Yakub entertained hundreds of the Ansar with rich food, and distributed several ardebs of dates.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

Some of the Ansar approached, and threatened to beat her with a whip if she did not stop.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

On that day the Khalifa ordered that everyone should stand to his flag, and that all the Ansar should attend at the mosque.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate


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