Kinanah

Posted on 04/11/2012 by marina

KINANAH كنانة
(1) The name of the ancestor and founder of the Arabian tribe, the Banu Kinanah, the father of an-Nazr, the grandfather of Fihr, who was surnamed Quraish. [QURAISH.]
(2) The name of the Jewish chief of Khaibar who defended the fortress of Qamus against Muhammad. He was slain by order of the Prophet, who afterwards took Kinanah’s bride, Safiyah, to his home and married her. [SAFIYAH.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam