The lineage of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

Question

Is this lineage of Nabi (sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) authentic?

1.     Sayyiduna Muhammad

2.    ibn ‘Abdullah,

3.    ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib (also known as Shaybah),

4.    ibn Hashim, (also known as ‘Amr),

5.    ibn ‘Abd Munaf (also known as Al Mughira),

6.    ibn Qusayy (also known as Zayd),

7.    ibn Kilab,

8.    ibn Murrah,

9.    ibn Ka’b,

10.  ibn Lu’ayy,

11.  ibn Ghalib,

12.  ibn Fahr (who was called Quraysh, and whose tribe was named after him),

13.  ibn Malik,

14.  ibn An-Nadr (also known as Qays),

15.  ibn Kinanah,

16.  ibn Khuzaymah,

17.  ibn Mudrikah (who was also called ‘Amir),

18.  ibn Elias,

19.  ibn Mudar,

20. ibn Nizar,

21.  ibn Ma’ad,

22. ibn Adnan,

23. ibn Humaisi,

24. ibn Salaman,

25. ibn ‘Aws,

26. ibn Buz,

27. ibn Qamwal,

28. ibn Obai,

29. ibn ‘Awwam,

30. ibn Nashid,

31.  ibn Haza,

32. ibn Bildas,

33. ibn Yadlaf,

34. ibn Tabikh,

35. ibn Jahim,

36. ibn Nahish,

37. ibn Makhi,

38. ibn ‘Aid,

39. ibn ‘Abqar,

40. ibn ‘Ubaid,

41.  ibn Ad Da’a,

42. ibn Hamdan,

43. ibn Sanbir,

44. ibn Yathrabi,

45. ibn Yahzin,

46. ibn Yalhan,

47. ibn Ar’awi,

48. ibn ‘Aid,

49. ibn Deshan,

50. ibn ‘Aisar,

51.  ibn Afnad,

52. ibn Aiham,

53. ibn Muksar,

54. ibn Nahith,

55. ibn Zarih,

56. ibn Sami,

57. ibn Mazzi,

58. ibn ‘Awda,

59. ibn Aram,

60. ibn Qaidar,

61.  ibn Sayyiduna Isma’il Zabeehullah,

62. ibn Sayyiduna Ibrahim Khaleelullah,

63. ibn Tarih (also known as Azar),

64. ibn Nahur,

65. ibn Saru,

66. ibn Ra’u,

67. ibn Falikh,

68. ibn Abir,

69. ibn Shalikh,

70. ibn Arfakhshad,

71.  ibn Sam, ibn Sayyiduna Nuh Najiyullah,

72. ibn Lamik,

73. ibn Mutwashlak,

74. ibn Sayyiduna Idrees (also known as Akhnukh),

75. ibn Yarid,

76. ibn Mahla’il,

77. ibn Qaiban,

78. ibn Anusha,

79. ibn Sayyiduna Shith,

80. ibn Sayyiduna Adam  (May Allah’s peace and mercy be upon all of them).

 

 

Answer

The genealogical tree as far as ‘Adnan (no.22) is unanimously correct and recorded by Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) in his Sahih (before Hadith: 3851).

However, there is difference of opinion regarding the rest of the tree.

It was the opinion of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas that one should not even endeavor to establish more than this.

(Refer to Zad al-Ma’ad, vol.1 pg.70 & Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 3851)

Imam ibn Sa’d has reported on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas that whenever Rasulullah used to mention his lineage, he never used to go beyond Ma’ad ibn Adnan.

(Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 3851)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar