Ḥamza b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib
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, the paternal uncle of the Prophet, was the son of ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib and Hāla bint Wuhayb. He played a part in negotiating with K̲h̲uwaylid b. Asad, the father of K̲h̲adīd̲j̲a. for the Prophet’s marriage, and on his conversion became one of the bravest champions of Islam, although he had previously been an opponent of the new religion. He defended the Prophet against the insults of Abū D̲j̲ahl, took part in the action against the Jewish Ḳaynuḳāʿ clan, and led an expedition to the sea coast at al…

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Meredith-Owens, G.M., “Ḥamza b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2691>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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