Sa’d bin ‘Abd Qays R was from Banu (Family of) Zarib
His ancestor Harith
was a son of Fihr.
Fihr was the first person to be called
The Quraysh tribe started from Fihr. He was the ancestor of all Quraysh.
Muhammad S was also a descendent of Quraysh.
ihr was a descendent of Isma’il A (Ishmael).
Isma’il A (Ishmael) was son of Ibrahim A (Abraham) and
Ibrahim A (Abraham) constructed Ka’bah
as a place to worship Allah
His son Isma’il
A (Ishmael) helped him in the construction
Isma’il A (Ishmael) and Ibrahim A (Abraham) were
both Rusul (Messengers)
of Allah (God).
Muhammad S was the last Rasul (Messenger) of Allah.
Muhammad S was selected as a Rasul (Messenger) in the year 14BH (Before
Hijrah) (608 AD).
For the first three years, Muslims did not declare their Islam.
Quraysh turned hostile, as soon as Muhammad S declared Islam.
Islam was declared publicly in the year
10BH (Before Hijrah) (612 AD).
Quraysh did not want to see Islam
attracting more followers. They were afraid that Quraysh might loose their
leadership position in Arabia.
Quraysh were the guardians of Ka’bah.
They were the spiritual leadership of Arabs. Islam had changed all of the existing social and religious
The Quraysh decide to stop Islam, before its growth. They
used to ridicule, harass and torture Muslims.
Many Muslims could
not tolerate the torture. In the year 9BH (Before Hijrah) (613
S allowed the early Muslims
to migrate out of Makkah.
than one hundred (100) Muslims
migrated to Habash
(Ethiopia), at different times in small groups,
to save themselves from the torture of Quraysh. The Christian King Najjashi (Negus) of Habash (Ethiopia) welcomed the migrants Muslims.
bin ‘Abd Qays R had a brother named Harith
bin ‘Abd Qays R. Both of them were among the as-Sabiqin al-Awwalin
(Early converts to
Sa’d bin ‘Abd Qays
R and his brother
named Harith bin ‘Abd Qays R migrated
to Habash (Ethiopia).