A.D.

Posted on 03/13/2012 by marina

A.D.
538 – Abdu’llah, the father of Muhammad.
505 – ‘Abdu ‘l Mutalib
472 – Hashim
439 – ‘Abd Manaf
406 – Qusaiy
373 – Kitab
340 – Murrah
307 – Ka’ab
274 – Luwaiy
241 – Ghalib
208 – Fihr or Quraish
175 – Malik
142 – an-Nazr
109 – Kinanah
76 – Khuzaimah
43 – Mudrikah
10 – al-Ya’s
B.C.
23 – Muzar
56 – Nizar
89 – Ma’add
122- ‘Adnan
The period between Ishmael and ‘Adnan is variously estimated, some reckoning forty, others only seven generations. The authority of Abu ‘l-Fida, who makes it ten, is that generally followed by the Arabs, being founded on a tradition of one of Muhammad’s wives. Making every also waiters. however, for patriarchal longevity, even forty generations are insufficient to extend over a space of nearly 2,500 years. From ‘Adnan to Muhammad the genealogy is considered certain, comprehending twenty-one generations, and nearly 160 different tribes, all branching off from the same parent stem.
(See Abu’l-Fida ; Gagnier’s Vie de Mahomet; Pocock, Specim Arab. Hist.; Saiyid Ahmad Khan’s Essays; Sale’s Koran, Prelim. Dis. ; Crichton’s Histr Arabia.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam