Abd Manaf ibn Qusai

‘Abd Manāf al-Mughirah ibn Quṣai (Arabic: عبد مناف المغيرة بن قصي‎) was a Quraishi and great-great-grandfather of Islamic prophet Muhammad. His father was Quṣai ibn Kilāb.

Abd Manāf al-Mughirah ibn Quṣai
AL mugirah bin Qusai
Calligraphy illustrating Name of Abd Manaf of the Quraysh tribe
Burial placeJannatul Mualla
Known forAncestor of Islamic Prophet Muhammad
Spouse(s)Atikah bint Murrah al-Hulaliyya

Rayta bint Ku'ayb al-Thaqafiyya

Waqidah bint Amr al-Qurayshiyya al-Amiriyya
ChildrenNawfal ibn Abd Manaf (son)
Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf (son)
Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf (son)
Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf (son)

Tumadir bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Qilabah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Hayyah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Rayta bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Khathma bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Sufyanah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Abd ibn Abd Manaf(son)
Abd-al-Amr ibn Abd Manaf(son)

Sufyanah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
Parent(s)Qusai ibn Kilab (father)
RelativesAbd-al-Dar ibn Qusai (brother)
Zuhrah ibn Kilab (uncle)


Abd Manaf was already honoured in his father's lifetime however Qusai preferred his first-born 'Abd ad-Dar and invested him with all his rights, powers, and transferred the ownership of the House of Assembly shortly before his death.[1]

Father`s Death

After Quṣayy's death, Abd Manaf contested this inheritance, He was supported by their nephew Asad, their uncle Zuhrah ibn Kilab, their father's uncle Taym ibn Murrah (of Banu Taym), and al-Harith ibn Fihr, while 'Abd ad-Dar was supported by their cousins Makhzum, Sahm, Jumah, their uncle Adi and their families. The effects of this conflict continued among their descendants, especially under Abd Manaf's son Hashim and affected the internal history of Mecca right up to Muhammad's time.[2]


Abdu Manaf married several wives of influential tribes, including 'Ātikah bint Murrah ibn Hilāl ibn Fālij ibn Dhakwān ibn Hilal ibn Sa'sa'ah ibn Mu'awiyah ibn Bakr ibn Hawazin al-Hilaliyya of Bani Qays Aylan,

Hilal of the Banu Bakr ibn Hawāzin,

Raytah of Ta'if, and Waqida bint Amr.

Origion of Tribes of Quraish

Abd Manaf had three wifes

1. Atikah bint Murrah al-Hulaliyya

2. Rayta bint Ku'ayb al-Thaqafiyya

  • a. Abd ibn Abd Manaf
  • b. Abd-al-Amr ibn Abd Manaf
Persian kings etc. 1. Yezdegerd. Name of 3 Sasanid kings. 2. Abd Manaf of Qurayshi tribe, Muhammad's great-grandfather. 3. Hormoz. Name of 5 Sasanid kings.

3. Waqidah bint Amr al-Qurayshiyya al-Amiriyya

Death and Burial

The grave of ‘Abdu Manāf can be found in Jannatul Mualla cemetery, in Mecca.

Notable descendants

Quraysh tribe
Waqida bint Amr
Abd Manaf ibn Qusai
Ātikah bint Murrah
Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf
‘Abd Shams
Muṭṭalib ibn Abd Manaf
Salma bint Amr
Umayya ibn Abd Shams
ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib
Abū al-ʿĀs
Abī Ṭālib
Abū Lahab
ʾAbī Sufyān ibn Harb
(Family tree)
Khadija bint Khuwaylid
(Family tree)
Khawlah bint Ja'far
ʿAbd Allāh
Muʿāwiyah I
Marwān I
ʿUthmān ibn ʿAffān
Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah
ʿAli ibn ʿAbdallāh
(Family tree)
Abu Hashim
(Imām of al-Mukhtār and Hashimiyya)

Ibrāhim "al-Imām"

See also


  1. ^ Lings, Martin (1983). Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. George Allen & Unwin. pp. 6–7. ISBN 0946621330.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Karen (2001). Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet. Phoenix. p. 66. ISBN 0946621330.

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Affan ibn Abi al-As

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Atikah bint Murrah

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Banu Abbas

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Banu Abd-Shams

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Family tree of Muhammad

This family tree is about the relatives of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad known as a member of the family of Hashim and the Quraysh tribe which is ‘Adnani.

Harb ibn Umayyah

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Hashim ibn Abd Manaf

Hashim ibn Abd Manaf (Arabic: هاشم بن عبد مناف‎, translit. Hāshim ibn ʿAbd Manāf; c. 464–497) was the great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the progenitor of the Banu Hashim clan of the Quraish tribe in Mecca.

His birth name was 'Amr al-ʻUlā (Arabic: عمرو العلا‎). At some point in his life before his father's death, 'Amr chose for himself the name Hashim, as it was the name God used for Abraham ('Amr was a Hanif, following the "religion of Abraham"). The narrations coming out from Islamic hagiographists to explain the name Hashim are different. Another narration suggests that `Amr was called Hashim because Hashim translates as pulverizer in Arabic - because as a generous man, he initiated the practice of providing crumbled bread in broth for the pilgrims to the Ka'aba in Mecca. One other narration for the story of this naming is that Hashim comes from the Arabic root Hashm, to save the starving, because he arranged for the feeding of the people of Mecca during a seasonal famine, and he thus became "the man who fed the starving" (Arabic: هشم الجياع‎).

Hubba bint Hulail

Hubba bint Hulail (Arabic: حبة بنت هليل‎) was the grandmother of Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf, thus the great-great-great-grandmother of the Islamic Nabī (Arabic: نَـبِي‎, Prophet) Muhammad ibn Abdullah.

Khawlah bint Ja'far

Khawlah bint Ja'far al-Hanafiyyah / (Umm e Muhammad) (Arabic: خولة بنت جعفر الحنفية‎) was one of the wives of the fourth Muslim Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Khuwaylid ibn Asad

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Manaf (Arabic: مناف‎ Manāf ) may refer to:

Manaf (deity), a pre-Islamic Arabian deityAncient Arab names based on the phrase Abd Manaf (lit. slave of Manaf):

Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, great-great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

Hashim ibn Abd Manaf great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad

Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf, one of the ancestors of the Sahaba (Muhammad's companions)A modern male given name:

Manaf Abushgeer (born 1980), Saudi Arabian football player

Manaf Abd al-Rahim al-Rawi (died 2013), Iraqi jihadist

Manaf Suleymanov (1912–2001), Azerbaijani writer

Manaf Tlass (born 1964), Syrian general

Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Abdallah

Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Abdallah or Muhammad al-Imâm was the son of Ali ibn Abd Allah ibn al-Abbas and great-grandson of al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, the uncle of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. He was born in Humayma in Jordan, and was the progenitor of the Abbasid dynasty.

Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf

Muttalib ibn Abd al-Manaf (Arabic: مطلب ابن عبدالمناف‎) was one of the ancestors of the Sahaba (Muhammad's companions).

Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf

Nawfal ibn Abd al-Manaf (Arabic: نوفل بن عبدالمناف‎) was one of the ancestors of the Sahaba, Muhammad's companions. He forms an important link between his notable father Abd Manaf ibn Qusai, and the tribe he is a progenitor of, the Banu Nawfal.

Qusai ibn Kilab

Qusayy ibn Kilāb ibn Murrah (Arabic: قُـصَيّ ابْـن كِـلَاب ابْـن مُـرَّة‎; ca. 400 – 480), also known as Qusai, Kusayy or Cossai, né Zayd (Arabic: زَيْـد‎), was a leader of Quraysh tribe and ancestor of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

Umayya ibn Abd Shams

Umayya ibn Abd Shams (Arabic: أمية بن عبد شمس‎) was the son of Abd Shams and is the progenitor of the line of the Umayyad Caliphs. Anti-Umayyad polemic says that his name is derived from 'afa' a diminutive of the word for slave-girl and instead of being the legitimate son of Abd Shams, Ibn al-Kalbi claim that he was adopted by him, however Ibn al-Kalbi is acknowledged as unreliable reporter. The clan of Banu Umayyad as well as the dynasty that ruled the Umayyad Caliphate are named after Umayya ibn Abd Shams.

His children were:

Abu al-'As ibn Umayyah

Harb ibn Umayyah

al-'As ibn Umayyah

Safiyya bint Umayya

Zuhrah ibn Kilab

Zuhrah ibn Kilab ibn Murrah (Arabic: زهيرة بن كلاب بن مُرة‎) was the great-grandfather of Aminah bint Wahb, and was thus the great-great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was also the progenitor of the Banu Zuhrah clan of the Quraysh tribe in Mecca.

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