Abd Allah ibn Amr ibn al-As
عبد الله ابن عمر ابن العاص
|Governor of Egypt|
January 664 – February 664
|Monarch||Mu'awiya I (r. 661–680)|
|Preceded by||Amr ibn al-As|
|Succeeded by||Utba ibn Abi Sufyan|
Abd Allah ibn Amr ibn al-As (Arabic: عبد الله ابن عمر ابن العاص, romanized: ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAmr ibn al-ʿĀṣ; died 684 CE/65 AH) was the second governor of Egypt under Mu'awiya I (r. 661–680), succeeding his father Amr ibn al-As. He was the author of Sahifa al-Sadiqa (lit. 'The Truthful Script'), the first known hadith compilation document. The document contained about one thousand of Muhammad's narrations.
Abd Allah ibn 'Amr embraced Islam in the year 7 AH, a year before his father, Amr ibn al-'As, did. Muhammad was said to have shown a preference for Abd Allah ibn 'Amr due to his knowledge. He was one of the first companions to write down the Hadith, after receiving permission from Muhammad to do so.
Ibn Amr witnessed some of the battles fought under Muhammad. Ibn Amr witnessed the battle of Siffin as he was obliged to follow his father in the ranks of Mu'awiyah. Ibn Amr led the right wing of the army, although he did not participate in the actual battle. Ibn Amr was said to have been regretful that he participated during that day.
Known as one of "four Abadillah" Faqīh, a group of companions which known for their Sharia expertize who shared same name which consisted of Ibn 'Amr himself, Abdullah ibn Umar, Abdullah ibn Masud, and Abdullah Ibn Abbas.
His work Al-Sahifah al-Sadiqah remained in his family and was used by his grandson 'Amr ibn Shu'ayb. Ahmad ibn Hanbal incorporated the whole of the work of Abd Allah ibn 'Amr in his voluminous book Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal thereby covering the missing Al-Sahifah al-Sadiqah which was written in the days of Muhammad.