Utba ibn Rabi'ah
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Utba's father was Rabi'ah ibn Abd Shams. Utba's daughter, Hind bint Utbah, married Abu Sufyan ibn Harb, another of the Leaders of the Quraish and Muhammad's arch-enemy. Utba had two sons, Abu Hudhayfah ibn Utbah and Walid ibn Utba, and a brother.
- (At the battle of Badr) Utbah ibn Rabi'ah came forward followed by his son and his brother and cried out: "Who will be engaged in a single combat?" Some young men of the Helpers responded to his call. He asked: "Who are you?" They told him they were some young men from the Ansars. He responded: "You are brave Indeed. However, We do not want you; we, in fact, want only our cousins." Muhammad said, "Get up Hamzah. Get up Ali. Get up Ubaydah ibn al-Harith". Hamzah went forward to Utbah. After few blows, Utbah was lying on the ground. I went forward to Shaybah; After few blows, I stroke him down. For Ubaydah and al-Walid, they wounded one another severely after two blows had been exchanged; so we turned against al-Walid and killed him, and we carried Ubaydah away." 
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