|Forum Home > Short Biographies of the Ten Companions > Abu Abdullah, Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam (radi Allahu anhu)|
Abu Abdullah, Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam (radi Allahu anhu)
He was Az-Zubair bin Khuwaylid bin Asad bin Abdul-Uzza bin Qusai bin Kilab.
His lineage meets with that of Allah’s Messenger (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) at Qusai bin Kilab, his fifth ancestor. His mother was Safiyyah bint Abdul-Muttalib the aunt of Allah’s Messenger (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam) who accepted Islam and migrated to Al-Madinah.
He made the two migrations and performed the prayer facing the two Qiblahs. He was the first to unsheathe his sword in the way of Allah the Almighty, and he was a disciple of the Messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallaam).
Abdullah was the first person to be born in Islam after the migration.
Al-Mundhir, Urwah, Aasim, Al-Muhajir, Khadijah the older, Ummul Hasan and Aisha. Their mother was Asma bint Abu Bakr as Siddiq
Khalid, Amr, Habibah, Sawdah, and Hind. Their mother was UmmKhalid bint Khalid bin Sa`id bin Al-Aas.
Mus`ab, Hamzah, and Ramlah. Their mother was ar-Rabab bint Unaif from al-Kilab.
Ubaidah, Jafar, and Hafsah. Their mother was Zainab bint Bishr of the tribe of Qais bin Tha`labah.
Zainab bint Az-Zubair. Her mother was Umm Kulthum bint Uqbah bin Abu Mu`ait.
Khadijah the younger whose mother was Al-Jalal bint Qais from the tribe of Asad bin Khuzaimah.
The children of Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam totaled twenty-one.
He was killed in the year 67 AH on the day of the Battle of Al-Jamal at the age of
sixty-six or sixty –seven.