Imaam Hashim (A'mr ul-U'la) bin Imaam ‘Abd al-Manāf

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Ḥās̲h̲im b. ʿAbd Manāf, great-grand-father of the prophet Muḥammad. As a grandson of Ḳusayy, who had made the tribe of Ḳurays̲h̲ dominant in Mecca and had reorganized the pilgrimage, he held the offices or functions of rifāda and siḳāya, that is, the provision of food and water for the pilgrims. For the first he collected contributions in money or kind from the chief men of Mecca. One year when food was scarce in Mecca, he brought baked cakes or loaves from Syria, and crumbled (has̲h̲ama) these to make broth (t̲h̲arīd) for the pilgrims; after this he was known as Hās̲h̲im, though his proper name was ʿAmr. To improve the water supply he dug several wells. He is credited with the introduction of the system of two trade journeys a year (cf. Ḳurʾān, CVI, 2), presumably by making a journey in summer to Syria. He died on such a journey at G̲h̲azza (Gaza), leaving behind in Medina a son ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib [q.v.] by Salmā bint ʿAmr of the clan of al-Nad̲j̲d̲j̲ār. Hās̲h̲im may have been in his time the leader of the alliance of the Muṭayyabūn or its later developments, from which the descendants of his brothers Nawfal and ʿAbd S̲h̲ams were excluded. Much of this traditional account (though sometimes doubted) has probably a solid basis in fact, but the story of the wager between Hās̲h̲im and Umayya is doubtless an invention reflecting the later dynastic rivalries.

(W. Montgomery Watt)

Bibliography

Ibn His̲h̲ām, 87-9

F. Wüstenfeld, Chroniken der Stadt Mekka, Leipzig 1858-61, iv, 34-8

also i, 67, 134

iii, 47.

Citation Watt, W. Montgomery. " Ḥās̲h̲im b. ʿAbd Manāf." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Brill Online , 2013. Reference. Jim Harlow. 11 January 2013 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/hashim-b-abd-manaf-SIM_2784>

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Hashim ibn Abd Manaf was the great-grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad and was the originator of the Banu Hashim clan of the distinguished Quraish tribe in Mecca.

His real name was Amr, but he was given the nickname Hashim, which translates as pulverizer in Arabic, because he initiated the practice of providing crumbled bread in broth for the pilgrims to the Kaaba in Mecca. According to tradition, he was a descendant of Ishmael and thus Ibrahim. He married Salma bint Amr, a woman of Medina. His grave can be found in the Jannatul Mualla cemetery, Mecca.

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Hashim: He was the one responsible for giving food and water to the pilgrims. This had been his charge when the sons of ‘Abd Munaf and those of ‘Abd Ad-Dar compromised on dividing the charges between them. Hashim was wealthy and honest. He was the first to offer the pilgrims sopped bread in broth. His first name was ‘Amr but he was called Hashim because he had been in the practice of crumbling bread (for the pilgrims). He was also the first man who started Quraish’s two journeys of summer and winter. It was reported that he went to Syria as a merchant. In Madinah, he married Salma — the daughter of ‘Amr from Bani ‘Adi bin An-Najjar. He spent some time with her in Madinah then he left for Syria again while she was pregnant. He died in Ghazza in Palestine in 497 A.D. Later, his wife gave birth to ‘Abdul-Muttalib and named him Shaiba for the white hair in his head,[Ibn Hisham 1/137; Rahmat- ul- lil’alameen 1/26,2/24] and brought him up in her father’s house in Madinah. None of his family in Makkah learned of his birth. Hashim had four sons; Asad, Abu Saifi, Nadla and ‘Abdul- Muttalib, and five daughters Ash-Shifa, Khalida, Da‘ifa, Ruqyah and Jannah. [Ibn Hisham 1/107] --------------------

Source 1: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashim_ibn_%27Abd_Manaf

Source 2: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahb_ibn_%CA%BFAbd_al-Man%C4%81f

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