al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib

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Son of ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib, uncle and Companion of Muḥammad, person to whom the ʿAbbāsids traced their lineage

Names

  • Arabic: العباس بن عبد المطلب = al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib 1, 4
  • Arabic: عباس = ʿAbbās 2
  • Arabic: العباس = al-ʿAbbās 3

Attributes

  • Male
Show table of instances where this person is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.3-4 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (4) 182 [Arabic].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 65, 123, 124, 230, 256 [Arabic].
    • `Abbās: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 50, 110, 213, 241 [English].
  • 3Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:353, 361, 375-377 [Arabic].
    • al-ʿAbbās: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 169-70, 180, 200-201 [English].
  • 4Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:361 [Arabic].
    • al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 179 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/person/5634.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; gender assignment, matching, and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; and matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
  • Jessica Mutter: abstract; matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan; and Arabic collection from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account
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