Fadl ibn Abbas

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Fadl ibn Abbas was a brother of Abdullah ibn Abbas and was a cousin of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. He was a son of Al-‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, an uncle of Muhammad.


Fadl was well known to be a handsome and very wealthy man. Also, he took part in many battles of the Muslims against Europeans and Persians.[1]

On the day of the farewell pilgrimage (the first and the last Hajj performed by Muhammed), Fadl ibn Abbas rode the camel of the Messenger of Allah with him. Also, Fadl ibn Abbas entered the grave of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad. He had the rare privilege to help lay the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad to his final rest.

Fadl ibn Abbas died in Sham (Syria and Palestine) in the year 18H (approximately 639 CE), due to Plague.[2]


His father 'Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib was one of the richest people of Banu Hashim. 'Abbas bin 'Abdul Muttalib was very close to his nephew, Muhammed. He always accompanied him and was instrumental in the major breakthrough of Bay'ah (Pledge of Allegiance) at 'Aqabah, where pilgrims from Yathrib (Madinah) became the first people to accept Islam outside the boundaries of Makkah.[2]

Fadl bin 'Abbas had another relation with the Messenger of Allah, Muhammed. His mother Umm Fadl (Lubaba) bint Harith al Hawazin was a sister of Maymuna bint al-Harith and Zaynab bint Khuzayma, who were Mothers of the Believers.

Status in Shia Islam[edit]

He is well regarded by Shias since he refused to give his oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr, unless Ali did so.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Peshawar Nights on Al-Islam.org [1]
  2. ^ a b "Fadl bin 'Abbas". Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Peshawar Nights on Al-Islam.org [2]

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