Fihr ibn Malik
Some writers stated that his name was also "Qarish" (hard, diminutive is "Quraysh"), which fits him being the progenitor of the Banu Quraysh tribe. However most genealogists reject this version.
Fihr defended Mecca against the Himyarite King of Yemen who wanted transfer Kaaba to Yemen.:41 A sharp engagement followed in which Himyar were defeated, and their King Hassan was taken prisoner by Fihr for two years until he paid his ransom.
- Ibn Ishaq; Guillaume (1955). The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Isḥāq’s sīrat. London. ISBN 0195778286.