Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf

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Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf (Arabic: عبد شمس بن عبد مناف‎) was a prominent member of the Quraish tribe of Mecca in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The Banu Abd Shams sub-clan of the Quraish tribe and their descendants take its name from him.


He was, presumably, the oldest son of Abd Manaf ibn Qusai. His younger brothers were Muttalib, Nawfal and Hashim, after whom the Banu Hashim tribe was named.

The Banu Umayyad clan was named after his adopted[citation needed] son Umayya ibn Abd Shams.*Shia links [1]