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The Banu Abbas (Arabic: بنو العباس‎) are an Arabian tribe, descendants of Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib. The caliphs of the Banu Abbas served as heads of the Muslim community for a period of five centuries (from 750 until the sack of Baghdad in 1258).[2] This was the Abbasid caliphate.

Banu Abbas
(Arabic: بنو العباس‎)
Quraysh, Banu Hashim, Adnanite[1]
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A family tree depicting the ancestry of the Banu Abbas tribe.
Locationthe Banu Abbas can be found in more than 15 muslim countries around the world but the biggest numbers of them exist in Iraq , Saudi arabia,and india and pakistan(south asia).
Descended fromAl-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, uncle of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
BranchesBanu Abbas has many sub clans and tribes each one has its own head and all of the heads are ruled by a prince


Banu Abbas are descended from Abd Allah ibn Abbas, one of Muhammad's companions (as well as his cousin) and one of the early Qur'an scholars.[3] Therefore, their roots trace back to Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf and also Adnan in the following line: Abd Allah ibn Al-‘Abbas ibn Abdul-Muttalib ibn Hashim ibn Abd Manaf ibn Qusai[4] ibn Kilab ibn Murrah ibn Ka'b ibn Lu'ay ibn Ghalib ibn Fihr ibn Malik ibn An-Nadr ibn Kinanah ibn Khuzaima ibn Mudrikah ibn Ilyas ibn Mudar ibn Nizar ibn Ma'add ibn Adnan.[5]

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  1. ^ Daftary, Farhad (1994). The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Isma'ilis. I.B.Tauris. p. 9.
  2. ^ Allen, Roger M. A. (2000). An Introduction to Arabic Literature. Cambridge University Press. p. 22.
  3. ^ "'Abd Allah ibn al-'Abbas". Encyclopædia Britannica. I: A-Ak - Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2010. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  4. ^ Armstrong, Karen (2001). Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet. Phoenix. p. 66. ISBN 0946621330.
  5. ^ Ibn Ishaq; Guillaume (1955). The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Isḥāq’s sīrat. London. p. 3. ISBN 0195778286. The Paternal Ancestral Lineage of Prophet Muhammad
  6. ^ Axworthy, Michael (2008). A History of Iran. Basic Books. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-465-00888-9. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2015-08-08.

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