Abdullah ibn Abdul-Muttalib was the father of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)
Abdullah was the youngest of ten brothers.
- Abdul-Muttalib ibn Hashim (Father)
- Aaminah bint Wahb (Wife)
Sacrifice of the Camels
Abdul-Mutalib made an oath to sacrifice a son. Abdullah was the son, but rather than sacrifice Abdullah a ransom of 100 camels was paid.
Abdullah was in his early twenties when he died. Abdul-Muttalib wanting the best for his son, so he encouraged Abdullah to join a caravan traveling to Ash-Sham (Syria), an opportunity to gain valuable and practical experience to increase his status within the community.
Abdullah struggled in the unfamiliar desert heat and contracted a disease on the return trip. Requiring treatment, he remained in Yathrib with his cousins from the clan of Banu An-Najjaar while the caravan continued to its final destination in Makkah. Abdullah did not recover and died shortly after.
Not seeing his son with the caravan, Abdul-Muttalib sent his eldest son Al-Harith ibn Abdul-Muttalib to Yathrib support his brother in returning to Makkah. Unfortunately Al-Harith had to return to his father with the sad news that Abdullah was buried next to his uncles from Banu Adee ibn An-Najjaar.
- Jump up↑ The Noble Life of The Prophet, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee, Volume 1, p.79
- Jump up↑ Muhammad Man and Prophet, A Complete Study of the Life of the Prophet of Islam by Adil Salahi pg.17
- Jump up↑ Muhammad Man and Prophet, A Complete Study of the Life of the Prophet of Islam by Adil Salahi pg.17-18
- Jump up↑ The Noble Life of The Prophet, by Dr. Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee, Volume 1, p.79-80