Harith ibn Harb

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Harith ibn Harb (Arabic: حارث بن حرب‎) was the son of the 7th century Arabian Meccan leader Harb ibn Umayya. Hence he was the brother of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, who was chief of Mecca in the period 624-630 and a major opponent of Muhammad.[1]

He had trade relations with Sa'd ibn Ubadah, the chief of the Banu Khazraj. Harith helped Sa'd when the later was captured by the Meccans after the Second Pledge of al-Aqabah.[1]

He married Saffiyah bint ‘Abd al-Muttalib, one of Muhammad's paternal aunts, and they had a son, Safi.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b The Sealed Nectar The Second ‘Aqabah Pledge on sunnipath.com
  2. ^ Muhammad ibn Saad, Tabaqat vol. 8. Translated by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Madina, p. 29. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.
  3. ^ Becons of light on al-shia.org [1]