Umayya ibn Abd Shams

commander of the Meccans (born c.515)

Umayya ibn Abd Shams is the man, the clan of Banu Umayyad is named after. Umayya was the adopted son of Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf and the father of Harb ibn Umayya and Abu al-'As. [1]

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  1. "Muslim Congress". Archived from the original on 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2008-06-30.