Amr ibn Hisham

Meccan polytheist pagan Qurayshi leader (c.570–624)

Amr ibn Hisham (570–624) was an Arab tribal leader of the Banu Makhzum. He killed many early Muslims and is considered to be the biggest enemy of Islam. He is known as Abu Jahl to Muslims.[1]


Amr was born around 570 and was son of Hisham ibn al-Mughira. Amr was killed in the Battle of Badr by Ibn Mas'ud.[2]


  1. The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of ibn Isḥāq's Sīrat Rasul Allāh with introduction & notes by Alfred Guillaume, Oxford University Press, 1955.
  2. Guillaume, p296