Abu Darda (radiaAlllahu `anhu)

Outside the Umawi mosque, inserted in the roman citadel wall, is a small mosque built over the home of sayyiduna Abu Al-Darda', the sahabi.

He was `Uwaymar (or `Amir) ibn Zayd, known by his kunya Abu Al-Darda'. He was a companion of Prophet Muhammad (sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam) from the ansar, and one of the narrators of hadith. He was a great scholar, imam and ascetic. After the Muslims conquered Syria, he resided in Damascus, and was made its judge by by `Umar b. al-Khattab. He passed away year 32 H. (653 CE), and is buried in the graveyard of Bab al-Saghir.

His wife, Umm Darda' al-Sughra, is buried in the same grave. She was a tabi`i (of the generation next to the Prophet (
sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam

Outside the maqam of Abu Darda
Source: http://ibnbattutah.blogspot.com/2005/04/