Abdumuttalib the prophet’s Granfather A study in his Biography and General activities
College Of Basic Education Researches Journal,
2013, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 401-434
AbstractIn spite of his uncle’s competition, Abdulmuttalib was able to become chief in Mecca. As he was born AL-madina, his relatives from al-Khazraj supported him also. His uncle، al-Mutalib brought him and was raised in Mecca when he was still a child. He was even named Abdulmutalib instead of his real name Shaiba Al Hamd. Abdulmutalib gathered Kurysh's houses round or near Kaa’ba when Qussay was unable to do that. He was able to control, Al-siqaya and Rifada (giving food and drink). When Hashim came after him, he achieved Al-Eyllaf and made alliances with other tribes and states like Persia. That made trade prosperous and moving on safe roads.
Zamzam was well re-dug again during Abdulmutalib's time, though the work was difficult and the other Meccans blamed him severly. So Zamzam became the main source of water in Mecca. Abdulmutalib challenged Abraha when he wanted to destroy Kaa’ba. Allah failed Abraha and saved Kaa’ba.
Abdulmutalib was a man of peace and tended to take roles of judgment in cases of disputes.
He also made a vow to slain a boy if he was given ten boys to be a sacrificed to Allah. But later he sacrificed a hundred camels though he was poor. He was monotheist and was not satisfied with people's beliefs.
He was content when the prophet was born and Haleema was to breast-feed and take care of him. He always expected good future for the prophet، and as Saif Ibn thi Yazin predicted.
Mecca made progress in culture and economy in his time.
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