Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib

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Al-Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib (Arabic: ٱلْعَبَّاسُ ٱبْنُ عَبْدِ ٱلْمُطَّلِبِ, romanized: al-ʿAbbās ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib; c. 565 – c. 653 CE) was paternal uncle and Sahabi (companion) of Muhammad, just three years older than his nephew. A wealthy merchant, during the early years of Islam he protected Muhammad while he was in Mecca, but only became a convert after the Battle of Badr in 624 CE (2 AH). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib has received more than 183,329 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib is the 77th most popular companion (up from 98th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Saudi Arabia and the 6th most popular Saudi Arabian Companion.

Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib was the paternal uncle of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was also the great-grandfather of Ali ibn Abi Talib. He was the son of Abd al-Muttalib, the father of Muhammad, and the brother of Hashim.

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Among companions, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib ranks 77 out of 687Before him are Astrid of Sweden, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Zayd ibn Harithah, Tiye, Margaret Tudor, and Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal. After him are Mary of Teck, Alexandra Feodorovna, Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal, Hecuba, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in 567, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib ranks 1 Among people deceased in 653, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib ranks 1After him are Chindasuinth, Miqdad ibn Aswad, Abu Darda, Rodoald, Honorius of Canterbury, and Sigeberht the Little.

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In Saudi Arabia

Among people born in Saudi Arabia, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib ranks 39 out of 222Before him are Abd Allah ibn Abbas (619), Abd al-Muttalib (497), Zayd ibn Harithah (581), Abdullah I of Jordan (1882), Abū Lahab (549), and Ali al-Ridha (770). After him are Faisal I of Iraq (1885), Khalid of Saudi Arabia (1912), Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr (624), Zubayr ibn al-Awam (594), Al-Walid I (668), and Talhah (595).

Among COMPANIONS In Saudi Arabia

Among companions born in Saudi Arabia, Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib ranks 6Before him are Aisha (605), Fatimah (604), Khadija bint Khuwaylid (556), Hafsa bint Umar (602), and Zayd ibn Harithah (581). After him are Zainab bint Muhammad (600), Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad (603), Sawda bint Zamʿa (589), Juwayriyya bint al-Harith (608), Jabir ibn Abd Allah (607), and Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr (631).