Banu Makhzum

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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 the one of three most powerful and influential Tribes in Mecca before the advent of Islam, the other two was Banu Hashim and Banu Umayya[1][2][3] Members of this clan still live in present-day Saudi Arabia and Syria (Kiswah town).

Famous individuals of the Banū Makhzūm include

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  1. ^ Umayyad and ʻAbbásids: Being the Fourth Part of Jurjí Zaydán's History of Islamic Civilization]
  2. ^ A Short History of Islam: From the Rise of Islam to the Fall of Baghdad, 571 A.D. to 1258 A.D.]
  3. ^ Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction By Jonathan A.C. Brown