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Abd Manaf al-Mughirah ibn Qusai
عبد مناف ٱلمغيرة ٱبن قصي
2nd Chief of the Quraysh
Preceded by Qusai ibn Kilab
Succeeded by Hashim ibn Abd Manaf
Personal details
Born Makkah, Hijaz, Arabia
Died Makkah, Hijaz
Resting place Jannatul Mualla
  • Atikah bint Murrah
  • Rayta bint Ku'ayb
  • Waqidah bint Amr
  • Qusai ibn Kilab (father)
  • Hubba bint Hulail (mother)
Relatives Abd-al-Dar ibn Qusai (brother)
Zuhrah ibn Kilab (uncle)
Known for Ancestor of Muhammad
Tribe Quraysh

Abd Manaf al-Mughirah ibn Qusai (Arabic: عبد مناف ٱلمغيرة ٱبن قصي, ʿAbd Manāf al-Mughīrah ibn Quṣayy) was a Qurayshi and great-great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. His father was Quṣai ibn Kilāb.


Abd Manaf was already honoured in his father's lifetime however Qusai preferred his first-born 'Abd ad-Dar and invested him with all his rights, powers, and transferred the ownership of the House of Assembly shortly before his death.

Father's death

After Quṣayy's death, Abd Manaf contested this inheritance. He was supported by their nephew Asad, their uncle Zuhrah ibn Kilab, their father's uncle Taym ibn Murrah (of Banu Taym), and al-Harith ibn Fihr, while 'Abd ad-Dar was supported by their cousins Makhzum, Sahm, Jumah, their uncle Adi and their families. The effects of this conflict continued among their descendants, especially under Abd Manaf's son Hashim and affected the internal history of Mecca right up to Muhammad's time.


Abdu Manaf married several wives of influential tribes, including 'Ātikah bint Murrah ibn Hilāl ibn Fālij ibn Dhakwān ibn Hilal ibn Sa'sa'ah ibn Mu'awiyah ibn Bakr ibn Hawazin al-Hilaliyya of Bani Qays Aylan, Hilal of the Banu Bakr ibn Hawāzin, Raytah of Ta'if, and Waqida bint Amr.

Origin of tribes of Quraysh

Abd Manaf had three wives:

1. Atikah bint Murrah al-Hulaliyya

  • a. Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf, Founder/ancestor of Banu Muttalib
  • b. Amr-al-Ula/Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Founder/ancestor of Banu Hashim
  • c. Abd Shams/Qays-al-Ula ibn Abd Manaf, Founder/ancestor of Banu Abd Shams
  • d. Tumadir bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
  • e. Qilabah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
  • f. Hayyah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
  • g. Rayta bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
  • h. Khathma bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya
  • i. Sufyanah bint Abd Manaf al-Quraishiyya

2. Rayta bint Ku'ayb al-Thaqafiyya

  • a. Abd ibn Abd Manaf
  • b. Abd-al-Amr ibn Abd Manaf
Persian kings etc. 1. Yezdegerd. Name of 3 Sasanid kings. 2. Abd Manaf of Qurayshi tribe, Muhammad's great-grandfather. 3. Hormoz. Name of 5 Sasanid kings.

3. Waqidah bint Amr al-Qurayshiyya al-Amiriyya

  • Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf, Founder/ancestor of Banu Nawfal

Death and burial

The grave of Abd Manaf can be found in Jannatul Mualla cemetery, in Mecca.

Notable descendants

Quraysh tribe
(detailed tree)
Waqida bint Amr Abd Manaf ibn Qusai Ātikah bint Murrah
Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf ‘Abd Shams Barra Hala Muṭṭalib ibn Abd Manaf Hashim Salma bint Amr
Umayya ibn Abd Shams ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib
Harb Abū al-ʿĀs ʿĀminah ʿAbdallāh Hamza Abī Ṭālib Az-Zubayr al-ʿAbbās Abū Lahab
ʾAbī Sufyān ibn Harb al-Ḥakam ʿUthmān ʿAffān MUHAMMAD
(Family tree)
Khadija bint Khuwaylid ʿAlī
(Family tree)
Khawlah bint Ja'far ʿAbd Allāh
Muʿāwiyah I Marwān I ʿUthmān ibn ʿAffān Ruqayyah Fatimah Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah ʿAli ibn ʿAbdallāh
Sufyanids Marwanids al-Ḥasan al-Ḥusayn
(Family tree)
Abu Hashim
(Imām of al-Mukhtār and Hashimiyya)
Ibrāhim "al-Imām" al-Saffāḥ al-Mansur

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