Citation for Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim

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" Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Ed. John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Oct 16, 2019. <http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e5>.

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" Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim ." In The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/article/opr/t125/e5 (accessed Oct 16, 2019).

Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim

(d. ca. 578 )

Muhammad 's grandfather. Cared for Muhammad after the deaths of his parents. Died when Muhammad was eight. Credited by hadith with receiving a command from God to dig up the well of Zamzam, over which he maintained control and from which he sold water to pilgrims coming to the Kaaba in Mecca.

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