Posted on 03/10/2012 by Cody

ABBAS عباس.
The son of ‘Abdu l-Muttalib, and consequently the paternal uncle of Muhammad. Born around 567 A.D. he was only a few years older than Muhammad. Abbas was opposed to the Islam for a long time, and more did not convert until around the capture of Mecca. The Abbaside dynasty, which held the Khalifate for a period of 509 years, namely, from A.D. 749 to 1258, was founded by his descendants through the line of his son, Abdallah . He died in A.D. 632. His son Ibn-’Abbas was also a celebrated authority on Islamic traditions and law. [IBN ABBAS, ABBASIDES]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam, Ecyclopaedia of Islam, Three