ACCOUNT OF THE MOTHERS OF THE PROPHET’S ANCESTORS

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hishŕm Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib al-Kalbi informed us on the authority of his father; he said:

The mother of `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim was Fatimah Bint `Amr Ibn `Ayidh Ibn `Imrán Ibn Makhzum, and her (Fatimah’s) mother was Sakhrah Bint `Abd Ibn `lmran Ibn Makhzum and her (Sakhrah’s) mother was Takhmur Bint `Abd Ibn Qusayyi.

The mother of ‘Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim was Sulma Bint `Amr Ibn Zayd Ibn Labid Ibn Khidash Ibn `Amir Ibn Ghanin Ibn `Adi Ibn al-Najjar whose name was Taym Allah Ibn Tha’labah Ibn `Amr Ibn al-Khazraj. Her (Sulma’s) mother was `Umayrah Bint Sakhr Ibn Habib Ibn al-Hárith Ibn Tha`labah Ibn Mazin Ibn al-Najjar. Her (`Umayrah’s) mother was Sulma Bint `Abd al-Ashhal Abn Harithah Ibn Dinar Ibn al-Najjár. Her (Sulma’s) mother was Uthaylah Bint Za`wará Ibn Haram Ibn Jundub Ibn `Amir Ibn Ghanm Ibn ‘Adi Ibn al-Najjar.

The mother of Hashim Ibn `Abd Manŕf was `Atikah Bint Murrah Ibn Hilal Ibn Fálij Ibn Dhakwŕn Ibn Tha’labah Ibn Buhtbah Ibn Sulaym Ibn Mansur. Her (`Atikha’s) mother was Mŕwiyyah and it is said her name was Safiyyah Bint Hawzah Ibn `Amr Ibn Sa’sa’ah Ibn Mu`awiyah Ibn Bakr Ibn Hawazin. Her (Mawiyyah’s) mother was Riqash Bint al-Asham Ibn Munabbih Ibn Asad Ibn `Ayidh Allah Ibn Sa`d a1-‘Ashirah, a branch of Madhhij. Her (Riqash’s) mother was Kabshah Bint al-Rafiqi Ibn Malik Ibn al-Himás Ibn Rabi`ah Ibn Ka’b Ibn al-Hárith Ibn Ka`b.

The mother of ‘Abd Manŕf Ibn Qusayyi was Hubbŕ Bint Hulayl Ibn Hubshiyyah Ibn Salul Ibn Ka`b Ibn `Amr Ibn Rabi`ah lbn Hárithah Ibn `Amr `Ibn `Amir a descendant of Khuza`ah. Her (Hubbŕ’s) mother was Hind Bint `Amir Ibn al-Nadr Ibn ‘Amir, belonging to the Khuza`ah. Her (Hind’s) mother was Layla Bint Mázin Ibn Ka`b Ibn `Amr Ibn `Amir, belonging to the Khuza’ah.

The mother of Qusayyi Ibn Kilab was Fatimah Bint Sa’d Ibn Sayal whose name was Khayr Ibn Hamalah Ibn `Awf Ibn ‘Amir al-Jadir, belonging to the Azd tribe. He was the first person to erect the wall of the Ka`bah, consequently his appellation became al-Jádir (the builder). Her (Fátimah’s) mother was Zurayfah Bint Qays Ibn Dhu al-Rasayn whose name was Umayyah Ibn Jusham Ibn Kinanah Ibn `Amr Ibn al-Qayn Ibn Fahm Ibn `Amr Ibn Qays Ibn `Ilan. Her (Zurayfah’s) mother was Sakhrah Bint ‘Amir Ibn Ka`b Ibn Afrak Ibn Budayl Ibn Qays Ibn `Abqar Ibn Anmŕr.

The mother of Kiláb Ibn Murrah was Hind Bint Surayr Ibn Tha`labah Ibn al-Harith Ibn Malik Ibn Kinanah Ibn Khuzaymah. Her (Hind’s) mother was Umámah Bint ‘Abd Manat Ibn Kinanah. Her (Umamah’s) mother was Hind Bint Dudŕn Ibn Asad Ibn Khuzaymah.

The mother of Murrah Ibn Ka`b was Makhshiyyah Bint Shayban Ibn Muharib Ibn Fihr Ibn Malik Ibn al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah. Her (Makhshiyyah’s) mother was Wabshiyyah Bint Wa’il Ibn Qasit Ibn Hinb Ibn Afsŕ Ibn Du`mi Ibn Jadilah. Her (Wahshiyyah’s) mother was Mŕwiyyah Bint Dubay’ah Ibn Rabi`ah Ibn Nizar.

The mother of Ka`b Ibn Luwayyi was Mawiyyah Bint Ka`b Ibn al-Qayn whose name was al-Nu`mán Ibn Jasr Ibn Shay` Allah Ibn `Asad Ibn Wabarah Ibn Taghlib Ibn Hulwan Ibn ‘Imran Ibn al-Haf Ibn Quda’ah. Her (Mawiyyah’s) mother was `Atikah Bint Kahil Ibn `Udhrah.

The mother of Luwayyi Ibn Ghŕlib was `Atikah Bint Yakhlud Ibn al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah. This is the accepted version but some (genealogists) hold that it was Sulmŕ Bint Ka’b Ibn `Amr Ibn Rabi’ah Ibn Hárithah Ibn `Amr Ibn `Amir of the tribe of Khuza`ah. Her (Atikah’s) mother was Unaysah Bint Shaybŕn Ibn Tha`labah Ibn ‘Ukabah Ibn Sa’b Ibn `Ali Ibn Bakr Ibn Wa’il. Her (Unaysah’s) mother was Tumadir Bint al-Harith Ibn Tha’labah Ibn Dudán Ibn Asad Ibn Khuzaymah. Her (Tumŕdir’s) mother was Ruhm Bint Káhil Ibn Asad Ibn Khuzaymah.

The mother of Ghŕlib Ibn Fihr was Layla Bint al-Hŕrith Ibn Tamim Ibn Sa’d Ibn Hudhayl Ibn Mudrikah and it is said that she was Layla Bint Sa’d Ibn Hudhayl Ibn Mudrikah Ibn al-Yás Ibn Mudar. Her (Layla’s) mother was Sulmŕ Bint Tabikhah Ibn al-Yŕs Ibn Mudar. Her (Sulmŕ’s) mother was `Atikah Bint al-Asad Ibn al-Ghawth. Her (‘Atikah’s) mother was Zaynab Bint Rabi`ah Ibn Wa’il Ibn Qasit Ibn Hinb.

The mother of Fihr Ibn Malik was Jandalah Bint `Amir Ibn al-Hŕrith Ibn Mudad Ibn Zayd Ibn Malik of the tribe of Jurhum, and it is said that she was Jandalah Bint al-Hárith Ibn Jandalah Ibn Mudŕd Ibn al-Hárith, who was not al-Akbar (the great) but Ibn `Awánah Ibn `Amuq Ibn Yaqtan of the tribe of Jurhum. Her (Jandalah’s) mother was Hind Bint al-Zulaym Ibn Malik Ibn al-Hárith of the tribe of Jurhum.

The mother of Malik Ibn al-Nadr was `Ikrishah Bint ‘Adwŕn who is known as al-Hŕrith Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Qays Ibn `Ilan Ibn Mudar.

The mother of al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah was Barrah Bint Murr Ibn Udd Ibn Tabikhah; she was the sister of Tamim Ibn Murr.

The mother of Kinanah Ibn Khuzaymah was ‘Awanah whose name was Hind Bint Sa`d Ibn Qays Ibn `Ilan. Her (`Awanah’s) mother was Da`d Bint al-Yŕs Ibn Mudar.

The mother of Khuzaymah Ibn Mudrikah was Sulma Bint Aslum Ibn al-Haf Ibn Quda`ah.

The mother of Mudrikah Ibn al-Yas was Layla known as Khindif Bint Hulwan Ibn `Imran Ibn al-Haf Ibn Quda`ah. Her (Khindif’s) mother was Dariyyah Bint Rabi`ah Ibn Nizŕr. The streamlet of Dariyyah flowing between Makkah and al-Nibaj is named after her.

The mother of al-Yás Ibn Mudar was al-Rabab Bint Haydah Ibn Ma’add Ibn `Adnán.

The mother of Mudar Ibn Nizar was Sawdŕ Bint ‘Akk Ibn al-Rayth Ibn `Adnan Ibn Udad; those who belong to al-Yaman say: `Akk Ibn ‘Udthan Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Nasr Ibn Zahran of the tribe of al-Asad.

The mother of Nizar Ibn Ma’add was Mu’anah Bint Jawsham Ibn Julhumah Ibn `Amr Ibn Barrah Ibn Jurhum. Her (Mu’ánah’s) mother was Sulma Bint al-Hárith Ibn Malik Ibn Ghanm of the Lakhm tribe.

The mother of Ma’add Ibn `Adnán was Mahdad Bint al-Laham Ibn Jalhab Ibn Jadis Ibn Játhir Ibn Aram.

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