Al-Abbas had five sons – Ubaidullah, al-Fazl, al- Hasan, al-Qasim, and Muhammad, and two daughters.1 Ibn Shahr Aashob, the famous historian recorded that Muhammad was martyred in Karbala with his father. The mother of Ubaidullah and al-Fazl was Lubaba daughter of Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas ibn Abd- ul-Muttalib. Genealogists have agreed unanimously that the progeny of al-Abbas ibn Ali (a.s.) came from his son Ubaidullah. Sheikh al- Futouni, however, added that al-Hasan ibn al-Abbas had sons and descendants,
Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas who died in AH 155, was one of the celebrated scholars. Handsomeness, perfect morality and personality were ascribed to him. He married three ladies.
Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zainul Aabedin (a.s.), respected Ubaidullah greatly. He, very frequently, wept when he saw Ubaidullah, saying that this man reminded him of his father’s unique sacrifice on that
1 Quoted from Sayyid Abd-ur-Razzaq al-Musawi al- Muqarram’s al-Abbas
day in Karbala. Al-Hasan, son of Ubaidullah lived for sixty-seven years and had five sons: al-Fazl, Hamza, Ibrahim, al-Abbas, and Ubaidullah. All of these were honorable, virtuous and authors.
Al-Fazl was such an eloquent, religious, and courageous personality that caliphs respected him. He was named – Ibn al-Hashimiyya son of the Hashemite lady’.2 He had three sons, Ja’far al-Abbas, al-Akbar and Muhammad.
Abul-Abbas al-Fazl ibn Muhammad ibn al-Fazl ibn al- Hasan ibn Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas was a famous orator and poet. He composed some poetic verses eulogizing his forefather, al-Abbas.
Hamza ibn al-Hasan ibn Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas copied his forefather, Ameerul Momineen (a.s.). His grandson Muhammad ibn Ali – the famous poet resided in Basra and died in A.H. 286.3
Ibrahim Jardaqa was another descendant of al- Abbas. He was a jurisprudent, man of letters and well
- Quoted from Sayyid Abd-ur-Razzaq al-Musawi al- Muqarram’s al-Abbas
- See E’laamun Naas fi Fazaaelil Abbas
Ameer al-Momineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) said in a part of a long sermon:
“O’ People! Try to be honest because Allāh is the helper of the honest people. Avoid telling lies since it will ruin your faith. Know that honest people are on the verge of nobility and honor, while liars are on the verge of collapse and destruction.
Ameer al-Momineen Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) said:
[Mishkat ul-Anwar, Hadees 933]
“If things were to be differentiated from each other, honesty would be with courage and cowardice would be with dishonesty”.
known of his ascetics.
Abdullah ibn ‘Ali ibn Ibrahim wrote some books, such as the book titled al-Ja’fariyya. He died in Egypt in AH 312.
Al-Abbas ibn al-Hasan ibn Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas was a great celebrity among the Hashemites. He visited Baghdad during the reign of Harun al-Abbasi. He was one of the most celebrated poets.1
Abdullah ibn al-Abbas was also a famous personality known for his virtue and celebrity. When he was informed about Abdullah’s death, al-Ma’moun
– the Abbasid caliph said: “All people are the same after your demise, O son of al-Abbas!”2
Abut Tayyib Muhammad ibn Hamza enjoyed a good personality. He was also well known for his regard for relatives and virtue. He had big fortunes in Jordan where he was killed in A.H. 291. His descendants were called – ‘sons of the martyr.’
Ubaidullah ibn al-Hasan was the Governor and Qazi of Mecca and Medina during the reign of al- Ma’moon.
Abu-Ya’li al-Hamza ibn al-Qasim ibn Ali ibn Hamza ibn al-Hasan ibn Ubaidullah ibn al-Abbas ibn Ali was
- Al-Muhammara is the Arabic name of Khorramshahr, the famous city and port on the Shatt al-Arab southern Iran
- See Maqaatil ut-Talibiyyin, 84; Sheikh at-Futouni’s
Hadeeqatun Nasab; Ibn Qutaiba’s al-Me’aarif, p. 96; and Hadaaiq ul-Uns
one of the most celebrated men of knowledge. He was a great scholar of hadees who instructed many famous scholars and wrote many books, such as – Kitabut Tawheed, Kitab uz-Ziyaraato wal-Manasik, and many others in various fields of knowledge, especially in Ilm ur-Rijal and Ilm ul-Hadees.3
Many scholars described him with remarkable words of praise.4 There is a handsome shrine which was built on the tomb of al-Hamza in a village called ‘al-Hamza’ and lying in al-Jazira, central Iraq, between the Euphrates and the Tigris.5 It has been incessantly visited by people.
Finally, books of history are full of names of great personalities among the descendants of al-Abbas ibn Ali.6
- Ilm ur-Rijal is the field of Islamic Sudies where the manners and qualifications of the narrators of Hadees is Ilm ul-Hadees is another field of knowledge that classifies the words, deeds and confirmations reported to be said, done, and made by Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) on criteria of authenticity
- See, for instance, Sheikh at-Tusi’s ar-Rijal, an-Nejashi’s
al-Feherest, al-Amali, Sheikh as-Saduq’s Ikmal ud-Din, and Sheikh Abbas al-Qummi’s al-Kuna wal-Alqab
- See Fulkun Najaat, Allama an-Nouri’s Tahiyyat uz-Zaair,
and Sheikh Abbas al-Qummi’s Al-Kuna wal-Alqab
- See, for instance, Umdat ut-Talib, at-Tabari’s at-Tareekh, Tareekho Baghdad, al-Hujjato ela az-Zahib, Zakhirat ud- Darain, Murouj uz-Zahab, al-Isfahani’s al-Aghani, and many others