Affan ibn Abi al-As
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
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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