Banu Makhzum

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Banū Makhzūm
(Arabic: بنو مخزوم‎‎)
Quraysh, Adnanites
Nisba Makhzumi

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

suburbs of Damascus, Syria
Descended from Makhzum ibn Yaqazah
Religion Paganism and Islam

Banū Makhzūm (Arabic: بنو مخزوم‎‎) was one of the wealthy clans of Quraysh, the Arab tribe of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. They are regarded as one of three most powerful and influential Tribes in Mecca before the advent of Islam, the other two being Banu Hashim and Banu Umayya[1][2][3] Members of this clan still live in present-day Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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