World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Shaybah ibn Rabi'ah

Article Id: WHEBN0030829374
Reproduction Date:

Title: Shaybah ibn Rabi'ah  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Arab people
Collection: 624 Deaths, Arab People, Year of Birth Unknown
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Shaybah ibn Rabi'ah

Shaybah ibn Rabi'ah (Arabic: شيبة بن ربيعة) was the brother of Utbah ibn Rabi'ah belonging to the clan of Banu Abd Shams (parent clan of Banu Umayyah) from the tribe of Quraysh of Mecca. He was also a champion of the Meccan army sent along with his brother Utbah and his nephew Walid ibn Utbah in the Battle of Badr in around 624 AD (2 A.H.). In a three against three match before the actual battle began, he was killed by Ali ibn Abi Talib who was the cousin and sahaba of Muhammad.


  • Birth 1
  • Patriarchal Lineage 2
  • Death 3
  • References 4
  • See also 5


Patriarchal Lineage

      Fahr (Quraysh)
Abd Manaf Al-Mugheera
      Abd Shams
     |        |
   Utbah   Shaybah


A tradition from Sunan Abi Daud that relates the incident at the Battle of Badr:

Narrated from Ali: Utbah ibn Rabi'ah came forward followed by his son and his brother and cried out: Who will be engaged in single combat? Some young men of the Ansar responded to his call. He asked: Who are you? They told him. He said: We do not want you; we, in fact, want only our cousins. Muhammad said, "Get up Hamzah. Get up Ali. Get up Ubaydah ibn al-Harith. Hamzah went forward to Utbah, I went forward to Shaybah; and after two blows had been exchanged between Ubaydah and al-Walid, they wounded one another severely; so we turned against al-Walid and killed him, and we carried Ubaydah away.


See also

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.