Umayya ibn Abd Shams
Umayya ibn Abd Shams (Arabic: أمية بن عبد شمس) was the son of Abd Shams and is the progenitor of the line of the Umayyad Caliphs. Anti-Umayyad polemic says that his name is derived from 'afa' a diminutive of the word for slave-girl and instead of being the legitimate son of Abd Shams, Ibn al-kalbi claim that he was adopted by him. However, Ibn al-Kalbi is acknowledged as unreliable reporter. ' The clan of Banu Umayyad as well as the dynasty that ruled the Umayyad Caliphate are named after Umayya ibn Abd Shams.
His sons were:
His close relatives and descendants
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