ACCOUNT OF THE GENEALOGY OF THE PROPHET OF ALLAH (MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM) AND THE NAMES OF HIS FOREFATHERS TO ADAM (Paternal Line)
(Taken from Tabqat ibn-e-Sa’ad Vol 1 .Ss 13)
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He (lbn Sa’d) said: Hishám Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib Ibn Bishr alKalbi informed us: he said: My father taught me the genealogy of the Prophet when I was a boy; it is this: Muhammad, the Pure, the Blessed, Ibn Abd’Allah Ibn al-Muttalib, whose name was Shaybat al-Hamd, Ibn Hashim, whose name was `Amr Ibn Abd Manaf, whose name was al-Mughirah Ibn Qusayyi whose name was Zayd Ibn Kilab Ibn Murrah Ibn Ka’b ibn Luwwayi Ibn Ghalib Ibn Fihr whose descendants are known as al-Quraysh and their kinsmen above (i.e., other descendants of his ancestors)are known as Kinàni. Fihr was the son of Malik Ibn al-Nadr whose name was Qays Ibn Kinanah Ibn Khuzaymah Ibn Mudrikah whose name was Amr Ibn al Yas, Ibn Mudar Ibn Nizar Ibn Ma’add Ibn Adnan.
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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 Migdàd Ibn al-Aswad al-Bahràni; she said:
The Prophet, may Allah bless him, said: Ma’add Ibn Adnan Ibn Udad, Ibn Yara Ibn A’raq al-Thara.
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He (Ibn Sa’ad) said: Hishám informed us; he said: My father informed me on the authority of Abu Salih, he on the authority of Ibn Abbas; he said: Verily the Prophet (may peace be on him), 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.
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He (Ibn Saad) said: Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa al- Absi informed us; he said; Israil informed us on the authority of Abu Ishaq, 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.
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He (Ibn Sa’ad) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad informed us on the authority of his father; he said: Between Ma’add and Ismail 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 Salih on the authority of Ibn Abbas who narrated about the Prophet (may Allah bless him) 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 Qamwal Ibn Ubayyi Ibn al’Awwam, Ibn Nashid Ibn Haza Ibn Buldàs Ibn Tudlaf Ibn Tabikh Ibn Jáhim Ibn Nàhish Ibn Makha Ibn Ayfa Ibn Abgar Ibn Ubayd Ibn al-Du’a Ibn Hamdan Ibn Sanbar Ibn Yathriba Ibn Nahzan Ibn Yalhan Ibn Ir
awa IbnAyfà Ibn Dayshàn Ibn `Isar Ibn Ignàd Ibn Ibhàm Ibn Mugsi Ibn Nahith Ibn Zarih Ibn Shumayyi Ibn Mazzi Ibn Aws Ibn Arram Ibn Qaydhar Ibn Ismail Ibn Ibrahim (may Allah bless them both).
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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 northwest of Damascus. The Romans seized it in A.C. 272. The Muslims captured it (A.C. 633)whose patronymic was Abu Yaqub; he was one of the Israelite Muslims, and had read Israelite literature and acquired proficiency in it; he mentioned that Burakh Ibn Nariyya the scribe of Irmiya (Jeremiah) drew the genealogy of Ma’add Ibn Adnan 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.
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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hishàm Ibn Muhammad informed us; he said:
I heard a person saying: Ma’add was contemporary with Isa Ibn
Maryam (Jesus son of Mary) and his genealogy is this: Ma’add Ibn
Adnan Ibn Udad Ibn Zayd Ibn Yaqdur Ibn Yaqdum Ibn Amin Ibn
Manhar Ibn Sabuh Ibn al-Hamaysa Ibn Yashjub Ibn Ya’rub, Ibn alAwwàm Ibn Nabit Ibn Salmàn Íbn Haml Ibn Qaydhar Ibn Ismà`il Ibn Ibrahim.
He (Ibn Saad) said: Some one has named al-Awwam before al-Hamaysa’ thus showing him (al- Awwam) as his son.
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He (Ibn Saad) said: Khalid 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 Adnan.
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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.
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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 Khalid, he said:The Prophet said: Do not abuse Mudar since he had embraced Islam.
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He (Ibn Saad) 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.
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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib informed us on the authority of his father; he said:
Ma’add Ibn Adnan begot Nizar to whose descendants passed
prophethood, prosperity and power; (his other sons were) Qanas,
Qunasah, Sinam, al- Urf, Awf, Shakk, Haydàn, Haydah, Ubayd al Rimah, Junayd, Junádah, al-Quhm and lyad; and their mother was
Mu’ánah Bint Jawsham Ibn Julhumah Ibn Amr Ibn Dawwah Ibn
Jurhum; and their uterine brother was Quda’ah; and some people of Quda’ah, some genealogists, however, are of the opinion that Quda’ah was the son of Ma’add whose patronymic (kunyah) was after him, because his (Qudà’ah’s) name was `Amr. He was called Quda’ah because he was separated from his own people and was associated with others and the word (Quda’ah) is a term of their language.
He (Ibn Saad) said: All the sons of Ma’add Ibn Adnán except Nizar
dispersed and joined tribes other than the Ma’add; only a few of them were known as Ma’addites. Then Nizar lbn Ma’add begot Mudar and Iyad after whom Nizár took his patronymic and their mother was Sawdah Bint Akk. (Nizar also) begot Rabi’ah, i.e., Rabi’at al-Faras as well as al-Qash’am, and Anmar and their mother was Hudhálah Bint Wa`lan Ibn Jawsham Ibn Julhumah Ibn ‘Amr Ibn Jurhum. Mudar’s surname was al-Hamra (red), lyad’s al-Shamta (grey-haired) and al Balga (piebald), Rabi’ah’s al-Faras (stallion) and Anmar’s Himar (ass).
He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Anmár is said to be the progenitor of Bajilah and Khath’am; Allah knoweth best.
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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hisham Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’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 Sarugh (also pronounced Sharugh) Ibn Urghuwa (pronounced Ur`uwà) Ibn Faligh, also called Falikh, Ibn ‘Abir Ibn Shàlikh, 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).
Allah and His Prophet Knows better.