|There are twenty-eight generations between Hazrat ALI & Hazrat Ibrahim!|
Abraham, the prophet 2008 B.C.
Hishmael, the eldest son of Abraham.
He is mentioned in old Testament (songs of Solomon & prayers of David)
And also in Assyrian records. He was a powerful Ruler.
From the time of Hamal to the time of Adnan, the ismailee tribes led the life of conquered people,
many of them were forced to migrate from Mecca; the Kingdom of Hijazwas in the hands of
Bani Jerham. Bani Jerham were later defeated by Bani Khaza's & were forced in their turn to
leave Mecca While going they had filled up the well of zam zam & taken away
the Hajr-e-Aswad. Adnan was the founder of dynasty & a state in Yamun.
Contemporary of Naehed Naezer of Babylon, 605 B.C., He defended Hijaz against Babylonian invasion,
was defeated & taken prisoner, was released later & started reorganizing Arab clans.
Founder of Empire in Hijiaz & Najd.
Prophet, he is mentioned in old Testament.
He first thought of gathering various tribes descending from Ismail into one big clan,
he tried to achieve this end but could not succeed.
Known in history as Quraish & thence onward his descendants were named as Quraish. He succeeded
in carrying out his grand - father's ambitious plan of consolidating Ismailee clans &
Gathering them around him, He was, therefore, called Quraish, the gatherer.
He fought against Bani Khuza's & Bani Baker, defeated them &secured the Guardianship & Trusteeship
of Ka'ba; He re- organized a building for meetings of this council & named it as Nudua.
He was recognized as Chief, Najd & Yamun by Roman & Persian Empires, organized trade & industry in Hijaz, had his trade & political Representatives in Abysinian, Egyptian, Roman & Persian Courts.
Ummaiya tried to wrest the power from his hands but failed.
His name was Shaeba, but was called Abdul Muttalib. He had ten sons, whose names were :-
Abu Talib &
Abdullah were born of the same mother.
Abdul Muttalib had reopened the well of