Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Asad ibn Hashim (Arabic: أسد بن هاشم‎) was the son of Hashim ibn Abd al-Manaf and the brother of Abdul Muttalib. He was the father of Fatima bint Asad, the mother of Ali and the cousin and wife of Abu Talib. His descendents usually use the surname "Qureshi", "Hashmi" or "al-Hashmi al-Asadi" while some of his descendents avoid using any surname. Al-Sheikh Al-Kabir Sheikh-ul-Islam Baha-ud-din Zakariya Al-Qureshi is a famous Sufi saint who is one of his descendants. Large number of Asad's descendants can be found in Arab countries, Multan (Pakistan), Allahabad, Delhi, Meerut (India) and among the Muhajir population in Karachi and Hyderabad (Pakistan) which migrated from these Indian cities after partition of the subcontinent in 1947

Fatima bint Asad bin Hashim (ra) She was the mother of Hazrat Ali bin Abī Talib (ra) and the grandmother of Imam al-Hasan (ra) and Imam al-Husayn (ra). After the death of Hazrat Abdu’l Muttalib, it was Hazrat Abu Talib and Fatima bint Asad who took loving care of Prophet Muhammad SAW. She was like a mother to him..
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