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Hamzah's father was Abdul Muttalib ibn Hashim ibn Abd Manaf ibn Qusayy from

the Qurayshi tribe of Mecca.[2]:2 His mother was Hala bint Uhayb from the Zuhra clan
of Quraysh. He was born in 570 C.E . He belonged to the Quraysh tribe of makkah .
Ḥamzah ibn ‘Abdul-Muṭṭalib was a companion and paternal uncle of
the Islamic Nabī (‫نَبي‬, Prophet) Muhammad. He had the by-names Asad Allāh[2]:2 (
"Lion of God") and Asad al-Jannah ("Lion of the Paradise"), and Muhammad gave
him the posthumous title Sayyid ash-Shuhadā’ ("Chief of the Martyrs").[3] Hamza
married three times and had six children.[ Hamza took little notice of Islam for the first
few years. He did not respond to Muhammad's first appeal to the Hashemite clan in
He converted in late 615 or early 616.[2]:3 Upon returning to Mecca after a hunting trip
in the desert, he heard that Abu Jahl had "attacked the Prophet and abused and
insulted him,"[2]:3 "speaking spitefully of his religion and trying to bring him into
disrepute." Muhammad had not replied to him.[7]:131 "Filled with rage," Hamza "went
out at a run ... meaning to punish Abu Jahl when he met him." He entered
the Kaaba, where Abu Jahl was sitting with the elders, stood over him and "struck
him a violent blow" with his bow. He said, "Will you insult him, when I am of his
religion and say what he says? Hit me back if you can!"[7]:132 He "struck Abu Jahl's
head with a blow that cut open his head."[2]:3 Some of Abu Jahl's relatives
approached to help him, but he told them, "Leave Abu Umara [Hamza] alone, for, by
God, I insulted his nephew deeply."[7]:132
After that incident, Hamza entered the House of Al-Arqam and declared Islam.
Hamza was martyred in the Battle of Uhud on 22 March 625 (3 Shawwal 3 hijri)
when he was 59 (lunar) years old. He was standing in front of Muhammad, fighting
with two swords and shouting, "I am Allah's lion!"[2]
Jubayr ibn Mut'im bribed the Abyssinian slave Wahshi ibn Harb with a promise of
manumission if he killed Hamza. This was to revenge his uncle, Tuwayma ibn Adiy,
whom Hamza had killed in Badr.[7] Hamza, running back and forth, stumbled and fell
on his back; and Wahshi said, "who could throw a javelin as the Abyssinians do and
seldom missed the mark,"[7] threw it into Hamza's abdomen and killed him.
Wahshi then slit open his stomach and brought his liver to Hind bint Utbah,[2] whose
father Hamza had killed at Badr (see above). Hind chewed Hamza's liver then spat it
out. "Then she went and mutilated Hamza and made anklets, necklaces and
pendants from his body, and brought them and his liver to Mecca."[2]
Hamza was buried in the same qabr (Arabic: ‫قَـبْـر‬, grave) as his nephew Abdullah ibn
Jahsh. Muhammad later said, "I saw the angels washing Hamza because he was in
Paradise on that day."[2] Fatima used to go to Hamza's grave and tend it.