Atikah bint Murrah
|Ātikah bint KHADIJA|
|Known for||Ancestor of Muhammad|
|Spouse(s)||Abd Manaf ibn Qusai|
Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf (son)|
Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf (son)
Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf (son)
Murrah ibn Hilal (father) |
Ātikah bint Murrah ibn Hilāl ibn Fālij ibn Dhakwān (Arabic: عاتكة بنت مرة) (fl. 5th century CE) was a Hawazin heiress, and the mother of Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf, thus the great-great-grandmother of Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Atikah was wife of Abd Manaf ibn Qusai. The birth of her conjoined twin sons 'Amr (more commonly known as Hashim) and 'Abd Shams was remembered for 'Amr being born with one of his toes pressed into 'Abd Shams's forehead. It was said that they had struggled in the womb seeking to be firstborn. Legend says that their father Abd Manaf ibn Qusai separated the conjoined brothers with a sword and that some priests believed that the blood that had flown between them signified wars between their progeny (confrontations did occur between Banu al'Abbas and Banu Ummaya ibn 'Abd Shams in the year 750 AH).
- Ibn Kathir; Le Gassick, Trevor; Fareed, Muneer. The Life of the Prophet Muhammad: Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya. p. 132.
- Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris. "The Prophet's Family Line No. 4 – Amr (Hashim), the Founder of the Hashimites". Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood Dawah. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
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