Posted on 03/13/2012 by __socrates

AL-ANSAR الأنصار.
“The Helpers,” a term used for the, early converts of al-Madinah, but when all the citizens of al-Madinah were ostensibly converted to Islam, they were all named Ansar, while those Muslims who accompanied the Prophet from Makkah to al-Madinah were called Muhajirun, or exiles. (Muir’s Life of Mahomet. vol iii. p.26.) [MUHAMMAD.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam