Zayd ibn Hārithah ibn Sharāhīl al-Kalbī; his son, Usāmah ibn Zayd who was known as ‘the intimate friend, son of the intimate friend’; Thawbān ibn Bujdud; Abū Kabashah of mixed Arab descent, his name was Sulaym and he was present at Badr; Anasah, he was of mixed lineage and from al-Sarrāt; Şalih Shuqrān; Rabāh al-Aswad; Yasār the Nabatean; Abū Rāfi` whose name was Aslam, it is also said his name was Ibrāhīm, he was a servant al-`Abbās who gifted him to the Prophet (SAW) who set him free; Abū Muwayhibah who was of mixed Arab descent from Banū Muzaynah; Fadālah; Rāfi` who belonged to Sa`īd ibn al-`Āş, his children inherited him from him and some set him free while others did not, he came to the Prophet (SAW) to ask for help, he was then gifted to him (SAW) and set free. He would say, ‘I am the freed slave of the Messenger of Allāh (SAW); Mid`am al-Aswad, he was gifted him by Rifā`ah ibn Zayd al-Judhāmī, he was of mixed Arab descent from Hismā and was killed at Wādī al-Qurā; Kirkirah, who used to carry the belongings of the Prophet (SAW) while travelling; Zayd, the grandfather of Hilāl ibn Yasār ibn Zayd; `Ubayd; Ţahmān or Kaysān or Mihrān or Dhakwān or Marwān; Ma’būr, the Copt, who was gifted him by al-Muqawqis; Wāqid; Abū Wāqid; Hishām; Abū éumayrah; Hunayn; Abū `Asīb whose name was Ahmar; Abū `Ubayd; and Safīnah who was the servant of Salamah, the wife of the Prophet (SAW), and she set him free, setting a condition that he must serve the Prophet (SAW). He would say, ‘Even if she had not stipulated this, I would never have left the Messenger of Allāh (SAW)!’
Abu Rumaysah Refi Shafi was born and brought up in High Wycombe. He currently studies with Shaykh Haitham Al-Haddad and, previously, Shaykh Abu AbdiRahman Al-Libee. He graduated from Imperial College from the faculty of Electronic Engineering. He currently works as a Software Engineer and is the chairman of WISE (Wycombe Islamic Society). He is very active in his local community, especially with his Masjid and working with youth. He has translated a number of books such as ‘The Criterion between the Friends of Allah and the Friends of Shaytan,’ and ‘Relief from Distress (the Dua of Yunus ‘alayhī al-Salām),’ both by Ibn Taymiyyah as well as many others. He has also written an explanation of Surah al-Fatihah called ‘The Spiritual Cure.’ He currently gives weekly circles in High Wycombe on a variety of topics covering aqidah, fiqh, hadith, tafsir and Arabic Language. He is also a Lecturer for MRDF.