Born around 580 CE. Died 652 at the age of 72. Original name: Abd Amr. Changed to Abdur Rahmaan by the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam after he accepted Islam. One of the first eight persons to accept Islam; one of the ten persons giving assurance in this world of entering Paradise; one of six persons chosen by Umar radhiallahu anhu to choose the Khalifah after his death. Abdur Rahmaan radhiallahu anhu was born in the tribe of Banu Zuhrah. He was a first cousin of Sa’ad ibn Abi Waqqas radhiallahu anhu, a cousin of Aaminah, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s mother. He married Uthman ibn Affan radhiallahu anhu 's half-sister.
Abdur Rahmaan radhiallahu anhu twice emigrated to Abyssinia for the sake of Islam before emigrating to Madinah. He participated in many battles alongside the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. He became extremely wealthy in Madinah and was famed for his generosity. On one occasion he gave 2,000 dinars (gold coins) for an expedition. At other times he gave 700 camels laden with goods in the Path of Allah, 40,000 dinars (gold coins), 1,500 camels and 500 horses to the Mujahideen. He also gave much gold for the Tabuk expedition.
He is buried in Jannatul Baqee graveyard in Madinah Munawwarah.