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ʿAbd Manāf
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ʿAbd Manāf, Abū ʿAbd Shams, was one of the four sons of Quṣayy b. Kilāb and a progenitor of the Prophet Muḥammad. He is said to have been originally named al-Mughīra, but after his mother Ḥūbbay, the daughter of Ḥulayl of the Khuzāʿa tribe, made him an attendant (khādim) of one of the major pre-Islamic deities, Manāf, he was given the name ʿAbd Manāf (Ibn al-Kalbī, 26; al-Balādhurī, 1/59; Ibn Durayd, 16–17; for further information, see al-ʿĀmilī, 2/52, n. 1). ʿAbd Manāf was also nicknamed al-Qamar (the moon) on account of his striking good looks (al-Balādhurī, 1/59).

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Farzaneh, Babak and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Manāf”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0061>
First published online: 2015

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