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Al-Hakam ibn Abi al-'As

al-Hakam ibn ibn Abi al-`As ibn Umayyah was the father of the Umayyad Caliph Marwan I and an uncle of Uthman. He is regarded as a Sahaba by Sunnis.

When his nephew Uthman ibn Affan converted to Islam, Hakam bound and beat him.

Both Hakam and his son where sent to exile from Medina to Ta'if by Muhammad, saying they should never return. Uthman recalled Marwan or both of them when he became Caliph.

Family tree

Hakam was the grandson of Umayya ibn Abd Shams, for whom the Umayyad clan is named. His father was Abu al-'As ibn Umayya. His uncle was Affan ibn Abi al-'As the father of Uthman, the third Sunni Caliph, and his son Marwan ibn al-Hakam was the eighth Sunni Caliph.

Saffya bint abi al-A'as, al-Hakam's sister, is the wife of Abu Sufyan and the mother of Ramlah bint Abi-Sufyan, a wife of Muhammad. He also had brother named Uthman.

References

External links

  • http://www.witness-pioneer.org/vil/Articles/companion/02_abu_bakr.htm

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