(Arabic: بنو عبد شمس)
|Location||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|Descended from||Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf|
|Branches||Banu Umayya |
Banu Rabi'ah ibn Abd Shams
|Religion||Paganism and Islam|
The clan names itself after Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf, the son of Abd Manaf ibn Qusai and brother of Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf, who was the great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.He married Layla bint Asad ibn Abdal-Uzza, she bore four sons, Habib, Rabi'a, Abdul-Uzza, Umayya and one daughter, Ruqayyah.
Banu Rabi'ah was a branch that only had a few chiefs, they're:
Connection with the UmayyadsEdit
The clan acts as the parent clan to Banu Umayya sub-clan, the widely known Umayyad dynasty who ruled as the second Islamic Caliphate (661–750) established after Muhammad's death. Umayya was the adopted son of Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf. In pre-Islamic Arabia, the clan's chieftain Utba ibn Rabi'ah's daughter Hind bint Utbah was married to Umayyad leader Abu Sufyan ibn Harb.
The following were members.
- Utbah ibn Rabi'ah, chieftain
- Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee, companion and son-in-law of Muhammad and Khadija. Husband of Zainab bint Muhammad.
- Walid ibn Utbah, son of Utbah
- Hind bint Utbah, daughter of Utbah
- Abu Hudhayfah ibn Utbah, son of Utbah and companion of Muhammad
- Shaybah ibn Rabi'ah, brother of Utbah
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- "Banu Hashim - Before the Birth of Islam". Al-Islam.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- "Muslim Congress". Muslim Congress. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 1 August 2013.[unreliable source?]
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