Bk. 58: Merits of the Helpers in Madinah (Ansaar)(1/2)
5.120: Narrated Ghailan bin Jarir: I asked Anas, “Tell me about the name ‘Al−Ansar.; Did you call yourselves by it or did Allah call you by it?” He said, “Allah called us by it.” We used to visit Anas (at Basra) and he used to narrate to us the virtues and deeds of the Ansar, and he used to address me or a person from the tribe of Al−Azd and say, “Your tribe did so−and−so on such−and−such a day.”
5.121: Narrated `Aisha: The day of Bu’ath (i.e. Day of fighting between the two tribes of the Ansar, the Aus and Khazraj) was brought about by Allah for the good of His Apostle so that when Allah’s Apostle reached (Medina), the tribes of Medina had already divided and their chiefs had been killed and wounded. So Allah had brought about the battle for the good of H is Apostle in order that they (i.e. the Ansar) might embrace Islam.