Ikrimah ibn Abi Jahl

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Ikrimah ibn Amr ibn Hishām (d. 636 CE), was an important early Muslim leader and companion of Muhammad. As the son of Amr ibn Hisham, Ikrimah was at first, one of the chief Mecca opponents to Muhammad. Ikrimah was also the childhood friend of Khalid bin Al-Waleed. Ikrimah had tried to dissuade Khalid from accepting Islam and when Abu Sufyan got to know of Khalid's intentions, he started to beat him but it was Ikrimah who controlled Abu Sufyan.

Ikrimah was the husband of Umm Hakim. In the battle of Uhud she accompanied Ikrimah and other Quraish of Mecca who fought against the Muslims.[1][2] In 630 CE when the Muslims conquered Mecca, Umm Hakim along with Quraish converted to Islam.[1][2][3] Subsequently, Umm Hakim convinced Ikramah to accept Islam.[4]

Ikrimah after converting to Islam became an important civil and military leader in the early Islamic state. Abu Bakr sent Ikrimah against Musaylimah, in Yamamah.

He died in 636 CE in the Battle of Yarmouk.

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  1. ^ a b Companions of the Prophet - IslamKotob - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b [https://books.google.com/books?id=6zE- In the Battle of Badr, Ikrimah was the one to run to his father when the latter was being hit by two young Ansari boys, Mu'adh and Mu'awwidh. Ikrimah hit one of the boys very badly which resulted in the loss of the latter's hand. 4TYCGRoC&pg=PA189&dq=umm+hakim&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nK3aUuemIovArAeUw4CoAw&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBjgK#v=onepage&q=umm%20hakim&f=false Sirat Un Nabi the Life of the Prophet - Google Books] Check |url= value (help). Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-01-18.  line feed character in |url= at position 39 (help)
  3. ^ God-oriented Life: In the Light of Sayings and Deeds of the Prophet Muhammad ... - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  4. ^ Great Women of Islam: Who Were Given the Good News of Paradise - Mahmood Ahmad Ghadanfar - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 

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