Affan ibn Abi al-As

Affan ibn Abi al-As (Arabic: عفان بن أبي العاص‎) is the ancestor of a Sahaba.

His father was Abu al-As ibn Umayya. His son was Uthman ibn Affan, the third Rashidun caliph. His nephew was Marwan ibn al-Hakam, his sister was Safiyyah bint Abi al-As, the mother of a wife of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan.

Some of his important relatives and the family treeEdit


Quraysh tribe
(detailed tree)
Waqida bint AmrAbd Manaf ibn QusaiĀtikah bint Murrah
Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf‘Abd ShamsBarraHalaMuṭṭalib ibn Abd ManafHashimSalma bint Amr
Umayya ibn Abd ShamsʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib
HarbAbū al-ʿĀsʿĀminahʿAbdallāhHamzaAbī ṬālibAz-Zubayral-ʿAbbās Abū Lahab
ʾAbī Sufyān ibn Harbal-ḤakamʿUthmānʿAffānMUHAMMAD
(Family tree)
Khadija bint KhuwaylidʿAlī
(Family tree)
Khawlah bint Ja'farʿAbd Allāh
Muʿāwiyah IMarwān IʿUthmān ibn ʿAffānRuqayyahFatimahMuhammad ibn al-HanafiyyahʿAli ibn ʿAbdallāh
SufyanidsMarwanids al-Ḥasanal-Ḥusayn
(Family tree)
Abu Hashim
(Imām of al-Mukhtār and Hashimiyya)
Muhammad
"al-Imām"

(Abbasids)
Ibrāhim "al-Imām"al-Saffāḥal-Mansur

Uthman (aka Uthman ibn Affan) is known as the Possessor of Two Lights. This is because he was greatly loved by Muhammad and married to two of his daughters. He was first married to Ruqayyah (Ruqayyah bint Muhammad), and when she died, there is the Hadith which talks of how Hafsa (Hafsa bint Umar) came to be the wife of Muhammad and Umm e Kulthum came to be the wife of Uthman.

Umm e Kulthum, the third daughter of Muhammad was married to Uthman after the death of her older sister Ruqayyah. (Ruqayyah was the second daughter of Muhammad.) Muhammad had four daughters. Zainab (Zainab bint Muhammad) m. Abu al-As ibn al-Rabi'. Ruqqayah (Ruqqayah bint Muhammad) m. Uthman (Uthman ibn Affan). Umm e Kulthum (Umm e Kulthum) m Uthman (Uthman ibn Affan).(She married Uthman after Ruqqayah's death.) Fatima Zahra (Fatima bint Muhammad) m. Ali (Ali ibn Abu Talib).

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