Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee

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Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee (Arabic: أبو العاص بن الربيع‎) was a companion of Muhammad belonging to the Banu Abd Shams clan of the Quraish.


His name was Abul-Aas Ibnur-Rabi (rta) from the clan of Abd Shams, a wealthy family. From his tribe Abul-Aas (rta) acquired the love of trade. People would entrust him with their money for investment. His aunt Khadijah (rta), the wife of the Prophet (sa), treated him as if he were one of her own children.He was the son-in-law of holy prophet. When Zainab (rta), the daughter of the Prophet (sa), matured, she was given in marriage to Abul-Aas (rta).


His maternal aunt was Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, the wife of Muhammad. He married Zaynab bint Muhammad, the daughter of Muhammad.

Muhammad's era[edit]

He participated in the battle of Badr with the Quraish and was taken captive by the Muslims. Zaynab sent her messenger to Medina bearing the ransom to free her husband which included a necklace her mother, Khadijah, had given to her before she died. When Muhammad saw the necklace he felt a surge of tenderness for his daughter and he set a condition on Abu-l Aas's freedom, that his daughter Zaynab be sent to him without delay.

As soon as he reached Mecca, Abu-l Aas ordered his wife to prepare herself for the journey, telling her that her father's messengers were waiting. The Quraish pursued Zaynab and Amr until they caught up with them. Abu Sufyan explained that they had no need to detain his wife but wished that she be taken in secret so as to not cause embarrassment to the recently defeated Quraish. Amr agreed and a few days later he took Zaynab to Muhammad's emissaries.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sahih Bukhari (Volume 5, Book 57, Number 76).