Who are the paternal uncles and other elderly relatives of the Prophet? How many paternal uncles did the Prophet have? What are their names?

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Who are the paternal uncles and other elderly relatives of the Prophet? How many paternal uncles did the Prophet have? What are their names?

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It is stated that Hz. Prophet (pbuh) had ten paternal uncles. They were eleven brothers including the Prophet's father. Their names were, Harith, Zubayr, Abu Talib, Abu Lahab, Qusam, Dirar, Muqawwim, Hajl, Hz. Hamza and Hz. Abbas.

The Elderly Relatives of the Prophet

Qusay bin Kilab, one of the grandfathers of the Prophet (pbuh), took the entrusted objects of the Kaaba from the tribe of Khuzaa; he managed the Kaaba well and made his tribe a prestigious one and gathered them around the Kaaba. Therefore, his tribe was given the name Quraysh (gather, unite).

Hashim, the father of Hz. Prophet's grandfather, is the first person who started trade expeditions from Makkah to Yemen in winter and to Damascus in summer. He even made a contract with the Byzantine Empire and enabled the Qurayshi merchants to be exempted from trade taxes in Byzantium.

Abdulmuttalib, the grandfather of the Messenger of Allah, was tall and blond. He had a nice beard.

The name of Hz. Prophet's father's mother was Fatima; the name of his mother's mother was Barra.

The Prophet had no maternal uncles.

The writer called Ibn Habib wrote a remarkable book called “Ummuhatun-Nabi” showing the grandmothers of the Messenger of Allah up to twenty generations.

The Prophet (pbuh) had six paternal aunts. They were: Bayda, Barra, Atika, Safiyya, Arwa, Umayma. Atika, Safiyya and Arwa were believers.

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) had two maternal aunts called Farida and Fahita. They died before he became a prophet.

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