Kilab ibn Murrah

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Kilab ibn Murrah
Known forAncestor of Muhammad
Spouse(s)Fatimah bint Sa'd
ChildrenZuhrah ibn Kilab (son)
Qusai ibn Kilab (son)
Parent(s)Murrah ibn Ka'b (father)
Hind bint Surayr ibn Thalabah (mother)
RelativesTaym ibn Murrah (brother)

Kilab ibn Murrah (Arabic: كلاب بن مُرة‎) (born 373 AD) was an ancestor of the Islamic prophet Muḥammad.[1]


Kilab was the son of Murrah ibn Ka'b ibn Lu'ay ibn Ghalib ibn Fihr ibn Malik by his first wife Hind bint Surayr ibn Thalabah ibn Harith ibn Fihr ibn Malik. Both his parents traced their lineage back to Fihr, the progenitor of the Quraysh, and further to Ismail (Ishmael), son of Ibrahim (Abraham).

He had two half-brothers, Taym ibn Murrah and Yaqazah ibn Murrah, through his father's second wife, Asma bint Adiy (Hind bint Harithah al-Bariqiyyah) of Asad.[2]

He was married to Fatimah bint Sa'd ibn Sayl, who bore him two sons. His elder son, Zuhrah ibn Kilab, was the progenitor of the Banu Zuhrah clan, and his younger son, Qusai ibn Kilab, became the first Quraysh custodian of the Ka'aba. After his death, his wife married Rabi'ah ibn Haram from the Banu Udhrah tribe.

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  1. ^ Ibn Hisham. The Life of the Prophet Muhammad. 1. p. 181.
  2. ^ Maqsood, Ruqaiyyah Waris. "The Prophet's Family Line No 2 - from Qusayy to Adnan and beyond". Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood Dawah. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.