He (lbn Sa’d) said: Hishám Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib Ibn Bishr al-Kalbi informed us: he said:
My father taught me the genealogy of the Prophet when I was a boy; it is this: Muhammad(صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the Pure, the Blessed, Ibn `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib, whose name was Shaybat al-Hamd, Ibn Hashim, whose name was `Amr Ibn `Abd Manŕf, whose name was al-Mughirah Ibn Qusayyi whose name was Zayd Ibn Kilab Ibn Murrah Ibn Ka`b, Ibn Luwayyi Ibn Ghŕlib Ibn Fihr whose descendants are known as al-Quraysh and their kinsmen above (i.e., other descendants of his ancestors) are known as Kinŕni. Fihr was the son of Malik Ibn al-Nadr whose name was Qays Ibn Kinŕnah Ibn Khuzaymah Ibn Mudrikah whose name was `Amr Ibn al-Yas, Ibn Mudar Ibn Nizar Ibn Ma’add Ibn ‘Adnan.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad informed us: he said: Muhammad Ibn `Abd al-Rahman al-`Ajlani narrated to me on the authority of Musa Ibn Ya`qub al-Zam`i, he on the authority of his paternal aunt, she on the authority of her mother Karimah Bint al-Migdŕd Ibn al-Aswad al-Bahrŕni; she said:
The Prophet, (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), said: Ma’add Ibn ‘AdnAn Ibn Udad, Ibn Yarŕ Ibn A`rŕq al-Tharŕ.
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hishám informed us; he said: My father informed me on the authority of Abu Sŕlih, he on the authority of Ibn `Abbas; he said:
Verily the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)), whenever he related his genealogy, did not go beyond Ma`add Ibn ‘Adnan Ibn Udad, then he kept quiet and said: The narrators of genealogy are liars, since Allah says: “There passed many generations between them.” (Al-Qur’an; 25:38)
Ibn `Abbas says: The Prophet would have been informed of the genealogy (prior to ‘Adnan by Allah) if he (Prophet) had so wished.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa al-`Absi informed us; he said; Isra’il informed us on the authority of Abu Ishŕq, he on the authority of ‘Amr Ibn Maymun, he on the authority of `Abd Allah:
Verily he recited “(The tribes of) `Ad and Thamud and those after them; none save Allah knoweth them.” (Al-Qur’an; 14:9) The genealogists are liars.
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad informed us on the authority of his father; he said:
Between Ma’add and Isma’il there were more than thirty generations; but he did not give their names, nor described their genealogy, probably he did not mention it because he might have heard the Hadith of Abu Sŕlih on the authority of Ibn `Abbas who narrated about the Prophet ((صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)) that he kept quiet after mentioning Ma’add Ibn ‘Adnan.
Hisham said: A narrator informed me on the authority of my father, but I had not heard it from him, (Evidently Hisham mentions this fact because he considered the narration to be untrustworthy) that he related the genealogy thus, Ma’add Ibn ‘Adnan Ibn Udad Ibn al-Hamaysa’ Ibn Salim-an Ibn ‘Aws Ibn Yuz Ibn Qamwál Ibn Ubayyi Ibn al’Awwŕm, Ibn Nŕshid Ibn Hazŕ Ibn Buldŕs Ibn Tudlŕf Ibn Tabikh Ibn Jáhim Ibn Nŕhish Ibn Mákhŕ Ibn `Ayfa Ibn `Abgar Ibn `Ubayd Ibn al-Du`ŕ Ibn Hamdŕn Ibn Sanbar Ibn Yathriba Ibn Nahzan Ibn Yalhan Ibn Ir`awa Ibn `Ayfŕ Ibn Dayshŕn Ibn `Isar Ibn Ignŕd Ibn Ibhŕm Ibn Mugsi Ibn Nahith Ibn Zŕrih Ibn Shumayyi Ibn Mazzi Ibn `Aws Ibn ‘Arram Ibn Qaydhar Ibn Ismŕ`il Ibn Ibrahim (may Allah bless them both).
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad informed us; he said:
There was a Tadmurite (The name of a city after Tadmur Bint Hassan Ibn ‘Udaynah. See al Qamus. The same is identified as Palmyra, to the north-west of Damascus. The Romans seized it in A.C. 272. The Muslims captured it (A.C. 633) whose patronymic was Abu Ya`qub; he was one of the Israelite Muslims, and had read Israelite literature and acquired proficiency in it; he mentioned that Burakh Ibn Nŕriyyŕ the scribe of Irmiyŕ (Jeremiah) drew the genealogy of Ma’add Ibn `Adnŕn and wrote it in his books. This is known to the Israelite scholars and learned men. The names (mentioned here) resemble them, and if there is any difference it is because of the language, since they have been translated from Hebrew.
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hishŕm Ibn Muhammad informed us; he said:
I heard a person saying: Ma’add was contemporary with `Isŕ Ibn Maryam (Jesus son of Mary) and his genealogy is this: Ma’add Ibn `Adnŕn Ibn Udad Ibn Zayd Ibn Yaqdur Ibn Yaqdum Ibn Amin Ibn Manhar Ibn Sabuh Ibn al-Hamaysá` Ibn Yashjub Ibn Ya’rub, Ibn al-Awwŕm Ibn Nabit Ibn Salmŕn Íbn Haml Ibn Qaydhar Ibn Ismŕ`il Ibn Ibrahim.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Some one has named al-Awwŕm before al-Hamaysa’ thus showing him (al-`Awwŕm) as his son.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Khálid Ibn Khidash informed us: `Abd Allah Ibn Wahb informed us; he said: Ibn Lahi`ah informed us on the authority of Abu al-Aswad, he on the authority of `Urwah; he said:
We did not find any one tracing the genealogy above Ma’add Ibn `Adnŕn.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Khalid Ibn Khidásh informed us: `Abd Allah Ibn Wahb informed us; he said: Ibn Lahi`ah informed me on the authority of Abu al-Aswad; he said:
I heard Abu Bakr Ibn Sulayman Ibn Abu Hathamah saying: We did not find certainty in the knowledge of a scholar nor in the verses of a poet (about generations) above Ma’add Ibn `Adnan.
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Khálid Ibn-Knidásh informed us: ‘Abd Allah Ibn Wahb informed us; he said: Sa’id Ibn Abu Ayyub informed me on the authority of ‘Abd Allah Ibn Khálid, he said:
The Prophet said: Do not abuse Mudar since he had embraced Islam.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib informed us on the authority of his father:
That Ma’add was with Bukht Nassar (Banu Ched Nader) when he fought in the forts of Yaman.
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hishám Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib informed us on the authority of his father; he said:
Ma’add Ibn Adnan begot Nizár to whose descendants passed prophethood, prosperity and power; (his other sons were) Qanas, Qunásah, Sinam, al-`Urf, `Awf, Shakk, Haydŕn, Haydah, `Ubayd al-Rimáh, Junayd, Junádah, al-Quhm and lyád; and their mother was Mu’ánah Bint Jawsham Ibn Julhumah Ibn `Amr Ibn Dawwah Ibn Jurhum; and their uterine brother was Qudá`ah; and some people of Qudŕ`ah, some genealogists, however, are of the opinion that Qudá`ah was the son of Ma’add whose patronymic (kunyah) was after him, because his (Qudŕ’ah’s) name was `Amr. He was called Qudá`ah because he was separated from his own people and was associated with others and the word (Qudá`ah) is a term of their language.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: All the sons of Ma’add Ibn `Adnán except Nizár dispersed and joined tribes other than the Ma’add; only a few of them were known as Ma’addites. Then Nizŕr lbn Ma’add begot Mudar and Iyad after whom Nizár took his patronymic and their mother was Sawdah Bint `Akk. (Nizŕr also) begot Rabi`ah, i.e., Rabi’at al-Faras as well as al-Qash’am, and Anmár and their mother was Hudhálah Bint Wa`lan Ibn Jawsham Ibn Julhumah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Jurhum. Mudar’s surname was al-Hamra (red), lyŕd’s al-Shamtŕ (grey-haired) and al-Balgá (piebald), Rabi’ah’s al-Faras (stallion) and Anmar’s Himŕr (ass).
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Anmár is said to be the progenitor of Bajilah and Khath’am; Allah knoweth best.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sŕ’ib informed us on the authority of his father and others; he said:
Ibrahim is the son of ‘Azar (A1-Qur’an, 6:75) according to the Qur’an, but according to the Tawrah he is the son of Tarih and some say, ‘Azar was son of Tarih lbn Nahur Ibn Sŕrugh (also pronounced Sharugh) Ibn Urghuwa (pronounced Ur`uwŕ) Ibn Faligh, also called Fálikh, Ibn ‘Abir Ibn Shŕlikh, also called Salikh, Ibn Arfakhshad Ibn Sam Ibn Nuh the Prophet (on him be peace), Ibn Lamak Ibn Mattu-Shalikh, also called Mattusalikh, Ibn Khanukh, and he is Idris the Prophet (peace be on him), Ibn Yaridh and he is al-Yaridh also called al-Yadhir Ibn Mahlálil Ibn Qaynan Ibn Anush Ibn Shith also called Shith and he is Hibat-Allah (gift of Allah) Ibn Adam (may Allah shower His blessings on him).