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Short Biography of The Prophet (salaaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) and His Ten Companions
His Paternal Uncles and Aunts
The prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) had 11 uncles.
1. Al-Harith was the eldest of Abdul-Muttalib's sons, and Abdul-Muttalib was nicknamed after him. Some of Al-Harith's sons and grandsons were companions of the prophet (sallaAllahi alaihi wa sallaam)
2. Qutham - passed away when he was still a youth, was the maternal brother of Al-Harith.
3. Az-Zubair bin Abdul Muttalib (radiAllahu anhu)- was one of the nobles of Quraish. He witnessed the battle of Hunain with the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam), where he proved his courage on that day. He was martyred in Ajnadin, Greater Syria. It was reported that his body was found surrounded by seven others whom he had killed. Dub`ah bint Az-Zubair was a companion of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam), as was Umm Hakim bint Az-Zubair who narrated from the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).
4. Hamzah bin Abdul-Muttalib (radiAllahu anhu), the Lion of Allah and the Lion of His Messenger(sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam), was also his foster brother through suckling from (Thuyabah). He accepted Islam early, migrated to Al-Madinah, participated in the Battle of Badr, and he was martyred on the day of Uhud. He was survived by one daughter.
5. Abul Fadl Al`-Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib (radiAllahu anhu) accepted Islam, was faithful to it, and was among those who migrated to Al-Madinah. He was three years older than the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam), had ten sons, three of whom Al-Fadl, Abdullah, and Qutham were among the Companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). He died in the 32` year of Hijrah, in al-Madinah during the caliphate of Uthmaan bin Affan (radiAllahu anhu).
He, Az-Zubair, and Hamzah (may Allah be pleased with them) are the only paternal uncles of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) who accepted Islam.
6. Abu Talib bin Abdul-Muttalib, whose real name being `Abd Manaf, was the maternal brother of Abdullah, the Prophet's father, and Aatikah who had the dream about the Battle of Badr. Their mother was Fatimah bint Amr bin Aai`d bin Imran binMakhzum. Abu Talib had four sons: Talib who died as a disbeliever, while Aqil, Ja`far, and Ali were among the Companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alihi wa sallaam). Umm Hani, one of his daughters, was one of the female companions (radiAllahu anhaa). They say that her real name was Hind. Some reports say that he had another daughter named Jumanah.
7. Abu Lahab bin Abdul-Muttalib his real name `Abdul-Uzza. His father nicknamed him Abu Lahab because of his handsomeness. Among his children were Utbah and Mu`attib (radiAllahu anhum) who accompanied the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) in the battle of Hunain. His daughter named Durrah (radiAllahu anhaa), and all of them were Companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). He had another son named Utaibah who died upon disbelief. He was killed by a lion at az-Zarqa` in Greater Syria, after the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) had invoked Allah against him.
8. Abdul-Ka`bah, and Hajal whose real name was Al-Mughirah, and Dhirar, the maternal brother of Al-Abbas, and Al-Ghidaq. He was called al-Ghidaq because he was very generous.
6 Paternal Aunts
1. Saffiyah bint Abdul Muttalib (radiAllahu anhaa). She was the maternal sister of Hamza (radiAllahu anhu); She accepted Islam and migrated to Al-Madinah. She was the mother of Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam (radiAllahu anhu) and She died in Al-Madinah during the caliphate of Umar bin Al-Khattab (radiAllahu anhu).
2. Aatikah bin Abdul Muttalib (radiAllahu anhaa) She was the one who had a dream about the Battle of Badr. She was married to Abu Umayyah bin Al-Mughirah bin Abdullah bin Umar bin Makhzum, and she gave birth to Abdullah, Zuhair, and Qaribah who was the eldest. Abdullah accepted Islam.
3. Arwa bint Abdul Muttalib married Umair bin Wahb bin Abdud-Dar bin Qusai. She gave birth to Tulaib bin Umair (radiAllahu anhu), who was one of the early emigrants. He fought in the Battle of Badr, was martyred in Ajnadin, and he left behind no children.
4. Umaimah bint Abdul Muttalib was married to Jahsh bin Ri`ab. She gave birth to Abdullah (radiAllahu anhu) who was martyred on the day of Uhud, and Abu Ahmad, the blind poet whose proper name was Abd`. She also gave birth to Zainab (radiAllahu anhaa), who was the wife of the prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam), Habibah, and Hamnah. All of these were companions of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam). She also had another son named Ubaidullah bin Jahsh who accepted Islam but later became a Christian in Ethiopia, then he died there as a disbeliever.
5. Barrah bint Abdul Muttalib was married to Abdul-Asad bin Hilal bin Abdullah bin Umar bin Makhzum. She gave birth to Abu Salamah, whose proper name was Abdullah, and he was the earlier husband of Umm Salamah (radiAllahu anhaa), the wife of the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).
6. Umm Hakim, whose proper name was Al-Baida bint Abdul Muttalib. She was married to Kuraiz bin Rabi`ah bin Habib bin Abd Shams bin Abd Manaf. She was the mother of Arwa bint Kuraiz, who was the mother of Uthmaan bin Affan (radiAllahu anhu).