Family tree of Muhammad

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This article is about the family tree of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. known as a member of the family of Hashim and the Quraysh tribe which is ‘Adnani.[1][2][3][4]

Family tree[edit]

Family of Muhammad
Kilab ibn Murrah Fatimah bint Sa'd
Zuhrah ibn Kilab
(progenitor of Banu Zuhrah)
maternal great-great-grandfather
Qusai ibn Kilab
paternal great-great-great-grandfather
Hubba bint Hulail
paternal great-great-great-grandmother
`Abd Manaf ibn Zuhrah
maternal great-grandfather
`Abd Manaf ibn Qusai
paternal great-great-grandfather
Atikah bint Murrah
paternal great-great-grandmother
Wahb ibn `Abd Manaf
maternal grandfather
Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf
(progenitor of Banu Hashim)
paternal great-grandfather
Salma bint `Amr
paternal great-grandmother
Fatimah bint `Amr
paternal grandmother
paternal grandfather
Halah bint Wuhayb
paternal step-grandmother
paternal uncle
paternal half-uncle
paternal half-uncle
first nurse
second nurse
Abu Talib
paternal uncle
paternal half-uncle
Abu Lahab
paternal half-uncle
6 other sons
and 6 daughters
Muhammad Khadija
first wife
`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas
paternal cousin
paternal cousin and son-in-law
family tree, descendants
family tree
Umm Kulthum
adopted son
Ali ibn Zainab
Umamah bint Zainab
`Abd-Allah ibn Uthman
(marriage disputed)
Usama ibn Zayd
adoptive grandson
Muhsin ibn Ali
Hasan ibn Ali
Husayn ibn Ali
family tree
Umm Kulthum bint Ali
Zaynab bint Ali
tenth / eleventh wife*
Abu Bakr
family tree
second / third wife*
family tree
Umm Salama
sixth wife
eighth wife
eleventh / twelfth wife*
second / third wife*
Family tree
fifth wife
fourth wife
seventh wife
Umm Habiba
ninth wife
Maria al-Qibtiyya
  • * indicates that the marriage order is disputed
  • Note that direct lineage is marked in bold.


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Wathilah ibn al-Asqa narrated that Muhammad said;

"Indeed Allah chose Isma'il from the progeny of Ibrahim, chose the Banu Kinanah over other tribes from the children of Isma'il; He chose the Banu Quraish over other tribes of Kinanah; He chose Banu Hashim over the other families of the Quraish; and He chose me from Banu Hashim."

— Related by Muslim and Tirmidhi.

Muhammad to Adnan[edit]

According to Islamic prophetic tradition, Muhammad was descended from Adnan. Tradition records the genealogy from Adnan to Muhammad comprises 21 generations. "The following is the list of chiefs who are said to have ruled the Hejaz and to have been the patrilineal ancestors of Muhammad."[4]

Muhammad's ancestors to Murrah

Adnan to Isma'il[edit]

Various genealogies of Adnan up to Isma'il have been narrated. Adnan was the ancestor of the Adnani Arabs of northern, central and western Arabia and a direct descendant of Isma'il. It is not confirmed how many generations are between them; however, Adnan was fairly close to Isma'il. Isma'il had twelve sons who are said to have become twelve tribal chiefs throughout the regions from Havilah to Shur (from Assyria to the border of Egypt).

Genealogists differ from which son of Isma'il the main line of descent came, either through his eldest son Nabut, or his second son Qedar who was the father of the North Arabian Qedarite tribe that controlled the region between the Persian Gulf and the Sinai Peninsula. Genealogists also differ in the names on the line of descent.

Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari states:

"The genealogists do not differ concerning the descent of our Prophet Muhammad as far as Ma’add b. ‘Adnan."

— The History of al-Tabari, Volume 6, p. 37
The relationship between the prophets under the lineage of Abraham's two sons Ishmael and Isaac

Ibrahim to Nuh[edit]

`Abd Allah ibn `Abbas narrated Muhammad said;

"The descendants of `Imran, mentioned in Allah's saying, ‘Allah did choose Adam and Nuh, the family of Ibrahim, and the family of `Imran above all people,-' [Quran 03:33] are the believers among sons of Ibrahim, `Imran, Yasin and Muhammad"

— Related by Bukhari.

"And We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood and Revelation: and some of them were on right guidance. But many of them became rebellious transgressors."

— Qur'an, chapter 57 (Al-Hadid), verse 26.

It is unclear how many generations are between Ibrahim and Nuh. Nuh's son Sam was the ancestor of the Semitic race.

Nuh to Adam[edit]

'Abd Allah ibn 'Abbas narrated Muhammad said;

“Between Nuh and Adam were ten generations, all of them were upon Sharia of the truth, then they differed. So Allah sent prophets as bringers of good news and as warners.”

Family tree linking prophets to Imams[edit]

Family tree linking prophets to Imams
Harith Muhārib Gālib
Salabah Lu'ay
Sûrayr Kâ'b Sayl
Mûrrah Sa'd
Kilab ibn Murrah Fatimah bint Sa'd
Qusai ibn Kilab Hubba bint Hulail Zuhrah ibn Kilab
Waqida bint Amr Abd Manaf ibn Qusai ʿAbd Manāf ibn Zuhrah ʿĀtika
Nawfal ibn Abd Manaf Atikah bint Murrah
ʿAbd Shams ibnʿAbdManaf Hala Barra Muttalib ibn Abd Manaf Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf Hashemites
Banu Nawfal Umayya ibn Abd Shams Barra Wahb ibn 'Abd Manaf Abusayfah ‘Abd al-Muttalib Asad ibn Hashim Nazle
Harb Abu al-'As ibn Umayyah Aminah bint Wahb ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib Hamza ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb Al-Hakam ibn Abi al-'As Affan ibn Abi al-'As Muhammed
(Family tree)
Khadijah (Daughters) Ali
(Family tree)
Khawlah bint Ja'far ʿAbd Allâh bin `Abbâs
Muawiyah I Marwan ibn al-Hakam Uthman ibn Affan Ruqayyah bint Muhammad Fatimah Zahra Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah Al-Mukhtar al-Thaqafi
ʿAli bin ʿAbd Allāh
Ummayads Uthman ibn Abu-al-Aas Hasan al-mujtaba Mother of Fātimāh Hussein ibn Ali (Family) Shahrbanu Abu Hāshim al-Hānafiyyah (Kaysān’īyyah) Muhammad "al-Imām"
Yazid I Zayd ibn al-Hasan Hasan al-Mu'thannā Fatimah bint Hasan Ali Zayn
Jayda al-Sindhi As-Saffah Ibrāheem "al-Imām"
Muawiyah II Hasan ibn Zayd ibn Hasan ʿAbd Allāh al-Kāmil Farwah bint al-Qasim Muhammad al-Baqir
Zayd ash-Shaheed
Abbasids Jāʿfar ibn Abī Tālīb
Ali Zayn
Ismā‘il ibn Hassan Muhammad
al-Nafs al-Zakiyya
al-Barbariyyah Khātūn
Jāʿfar al-Sādiq (Imamāh‘Shi'ā) Fatima bint al-Hussain'l-Athram
bin al-Ḥasan bin Ali
Hasan ibn Zayd’ûl-Alavī (Tabaristan) ʿAbd Allāh ibn Jāʿfar
‘Umar al-Ashraf Muhammed ibn Ismā‘il Idris ibn ʿAbd Allāh Ummul Banīn Najmah Musa al-Kadhim
Yāhyā ibn Zayd’ûl-Alavī Ismā‘il ibn ʿAbd Allāh
‘Alī Zayyed Idrisids Sabīkah Khayzurān Ali al-Ridha Muhammed Hussein ʿAbd Allāh
al-Hussayn Dā‘ī al-Kabīr Ibrāhim Sumānah M. al-Jawād Al-Wafi Yāhyā al-Hussayn
‘Alī Al-ṣāghīr Yāhyā Hadīthah/Sūsan/Savīl ‘Alī al-Hādī At-Tāqī ‘Umar Fatımā
al-Nāṣīr Narjis Hasan al-Askari Ar-Rāḍī Yāhyā Kufī
Alavids Muhammad Mahdi Mahdi Billāh
Twelve Imams (Twelvers) Fatimids (Ismailism) Al-Aftāh (Aftāhīyyah)
Al-Qā'im Muhammad
Nizār al-Muṣṭafá (Nizārīyyah) Muhammed Al-Mustā‘lī (Mustā‘līyyah)
Alamut Castle (Hassasins) Al-Hāfeez (Ḥāfīzīyyah) Aṭ-Ṭāyyīb (Ṭāyyībīyyah)
Al-Zāfīr Yūssuf
Nizārī Imāmah Al-Fā'īz Taiyabi Dā'ĩs
Nizārī Ismāilism Dawoodi Dā'ĩs


Ancestors of Muhammad
16. Mughira
8. 'Amr al-ʻUlā
17. Atikah
4. Shaybah
18. Amr
9. Salma
2. Abdullah
20. A'idh
10. Amr
5. Fatimah
22. Abd
11. Sakhrah
23. Takhmur
24. Zuhrah
12. Abd Manaf
6. Wahb
26. Wajz
13. Hind
3. Aminah
28. Uthman
14. Abdul Uzza
7. Barrah
30. Asad
15. Umm Habib
31. Barrah

See also[edit]

Moses was a descendents of Levi


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  2. ^ Ibn Hisham. The Life of the Prophet Muhammad. 1. p. 181. 
  3. ^ Parolin, Gianluca P. (2009). Citizenship in the Arab World: Kin, Religion and Nation-State. p. 30. ISBN 978-9089640451.  "The ‘arabicised or arabicising Arabs’, on the contrary, are believed to be the descendants of Ishmael through Adnan, but in this case the genealogy does not match the Biblical line exactly. The label ‘arabicised’ is due to the belief that Ishmael spoke Hebrew until he got to Mecca, where he married a Yemeni woman and learnt Arabic. Both genealogical lines go back to Sem, son of Noah, but only Adnanites can claim Abraham as their ascendant, and the lineage of Mohammed, the Seal of Prophets (khatim al-anbiya'), can therefore be traced back to Abraham. Contemporary historiography unveiled the lack of inner coherence of this genealogical system and demonstrated that it finds insufficient matching evidence; the distinction between Qahtanites and Adnanites is even believed to be a product of the Umayyad Age, when the war of factions (al-niza al-hizbi) was raging in the young Islamic Empire."
  4. ^ a b Hughes, Thomas Patrick (1995) [First published 1885]. A Dictionary of Islam: Being a Cyclopaedia of the Doctrines, Rites, Ceremonies, and Customs, Together With the Technical and Theological Terms, of the Muhammadan Religion. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. p. 19. ISBN 978-81-206-0672-2. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ Koenig, Harold G. (2014-01-01). "Differences and Similarities". Health and Well-Being in Islamic Societies. Springer Science+Business Media. p. 97. The Quraysh was Nadhr, the 12th tribal generation down from Kedar, the son of Ishmael mentioned in the Bible. 
  6. ^ Ibn Hisham, Rahmat-ul-lil'alameen, 2/14-17.
  7. ^ Firestone et al., 2001, pp. 11-12. This list of names is based on the work of a 16th-century Syrian scholar. Alternate transliterations of the Arabic appear in parentheses. For those names that have articles, which use the most common English name, the article has been linked, but the name appears as transliterated from the Arabic.