ABDUL MUTTALIB - SON OF HASHIM (PART 1)

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ABDUL MUTTALIB - SON OF HASHIM (PART 1)

Post by ILMAdmin on Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:21 pm

CLASS 5 - LESSON 4
ABDUL MUTTALIB - SON OF HASHIM (PART 1)
Introduction to Abdul Muttalib
Abdul Muttalib was the grandfather of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (S).
His mother's name was Salma and his father was Hashim.
Abdul Muttalib was born in Madina. His mother named him Shibah. He
was very young when his father Hashim died. When Hashim was about to
die, he told his brother Muttalib, "Go to Madina and bring my son Shibah to
Makka."
Muttalib went to Madina and brought his nephew Shibah back to Makka
with him. When the people saw the young Shibah with his uncle, they
thought he was his slave, and called him Abdul Muttalib, which means
slave of Muttalib. Although Muttalib tried to explain that the boy was his
nephew, the name stuck, and from that time onwards, Shibah was always
known as Abdul Muttalib.
Muttalib continued to manage his brother Hashim's duties until Abdul
Muttalib was old enough to take over.
Abdul Muttalib took over the duties of Saqaya and Rifada when his uncle
Muttalib died. He had many good qualities and made many changes to the
lives and habits of the Quraish. Some of these were:
1. He was the first man to make Nazr and fulfil it. A Nazr is where a person
promises Allah that, if his wish is granted, he will perform a certain good
deed.
2. He stopped the custom of marriages between close relatives like
brother and sister, mother and son, etc.
3. He started the rule of cutting off the hand of a thief.
4. He stopped the people from drinking alcohol.
5. He discouraged the terrible practice of burying daughters alive.
6. He set the fine of 10 camels for killing a person by mistake.
7. He was the first to give 1/5 (Khums) of treasure in the way of Allah.
Abdul Muttalib lived for 82 years and his good leadership earned him the
title Sayyidul-Bat'ha, which means Chief of Makka.
Tareekh Page 5.13 www.madressa.net
Exercise
Read verses 7-11 of Sura ad-Dahr in the Holy Qur’an and then write a few
sentences below about a Nazr that was done by Imam Ali (A) and his
family.
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Now you know…
♦ Abdul Muttalib was the grandfather of our Holy Prophet (S).
♦ His mother’s name was Salma and his father’s name was Hashim.
♦ His real name was Shibah, but because he was once mistaken as the
slave of his uncle Muttalib, he was called Abdul Muttalib.
♦ He was the first person to make and fulfil his Nazr and the first to pay
Khums.
♦ During his life he made many good changes in the lives of the
Quraish: he stopped marriage between close relatives, he punished
thieves, he stopped people drinking alcohol, he discouraged the
burying of daughters alive and he set a fine for killing people by
mistake.
♦ Because Abdul Muttalib was a good leader, he was called Sayyidul-
Ba’tha, which means Chief of Makka.
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