|Abu Darda (radiaAlllahu
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