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Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf

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Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf

Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf
Children Umayya ibn Abd Shams (adopted son)
Parents Abd Manaf ibn Qusai (father)
Relatives Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf (brother)
Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf (brother)
Hashim ibn Abd Manaf (brother)

Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf (Arabic: عبد شمس بن عبد مناف‎) was a prominent member of the Quraish tribe of Mecca in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The Banu Abd Shams sub-clan of the Quraish tribe and their descendants take its name from him.


Abd Shams was the oldest son of Abd Manaf ibn Qusai. His younger brothers were Muttalib, Nawfal and Hashim, after whom the Banu Hashim tribe was named.[1]

The Banu Umayya clan was named after his adopted son Umayya ibn Abd Shams.*Shia links [1]

Notable relatives and descendents

Quraysh tribe
Abd Manaf ibn Qusai
Ātikah bint Murrah
‘Abd Shams
Salma bint Amr
Umayya ibn Abd Shams
‘Abd al-Muttalib
Abu al-'As
ʿAbd Allāh
Abî Ṭâlib
ʾAbī Sufyān ibn Harb
Affan ibn Abi al-'As
(Family tree)
Khadija bint Khuwaylid
`Alî al-Mûrtdhā
Khawlah bint Ja'far
ʿAbd Allâh
Marwan I
Uthman ibn Affan
Fatima Zahra
Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah
ʿAli bin ʿAbd Allâh
Umayyad Caliphate
Uthman ibn Abu-al-Aas
Hasan al-Mûjtabâ
Husayn bin Ali
(Family tree)
al-Mukhtār ibn Abī ‘Ubayd Allah al-Thaqafī
Muhammad "al-Imâm" (Abbasids)


  1. ^ Razvi, Haafiz Mohammed Idrees (2009). Manifestations of the Moon Of Prophethood. Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre Overport. p. 18. 

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