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Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib
أَبُو طَالِب ٱبْن عَبْد ٱلْمُطَّلِب
Major Chief Leader of Quraysh
Reign c. 578 - 619 CE
Predecessor Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim
Successor Abu Lahab ibn Abd al-Muttalib
Born 'Imran (عِمْرَان) or
'Abd Manaf (عَبْد مَنَاف)
c. 535
Mecca, Hijaz
(present-day Saudi Arabia)
Died c. 619 (aged 83–84)
Mecca
Spouse Fatimah bint Asad
Issue Talib
'Aqeel
Ja'far
Ali
Tulayq
Fakhitah
Jumanah
Raytah
Religion ISLAM

Abū Ṭālib (c. 535 – c. 619) was the leader of Banu Hashim, a clan of the Qurayshi tribe of Mecca in the Hejaz, Arabian Peninsula. After the death of his father ‘Abd al-Muttalib, he got this position and the offices of Siqaya and Rifada. He was well respected in Mecca even though he was not very rich.

Abu Talib was an uncle of the Islamic Nabi (Arabic: نَـبِي, Prophet) Muhammad, and father of the Rashid CaliphAli, who is also thought as the first Shi'ite Imam. There is a great debate among Muslim scholars on whether Abū Ṭālib died a Muslim or a non-Muslim.

Abū Ṭālib died around 619, at more than 80 years of age, about 10 years after the start of Muhammad's mission. This year is known as the Year of Sorrow for Muhammad, because not only did his uncle Abu Talib die, but also his wife Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, within a month of Abu Talib.


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