Fihr ibn Malik
He is also known as "Fihr AlQuraish" or the Progenitor of the Banu Quraysh Tribe which was the dominant tribe not only in the Hijaz region but in the whole Arabian peninsula as well. In Classical Arabic the word "Quraysh" meant Whale/Shark/any big fish perhaps because he had a big personality among his tribesmen.
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.