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'Abd Allah Son of the Prophet (s)

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'Abd Allah Son of the Prophet
Epithet Al-Ṭayyib (الطیّب), al-Ṭāhir (الطاهر)
Lineage Quraysh
Well-known Relatives Prophet Muhammad (s) (father), Khadija bt. Khuwaylid (mother)
Place of Birth Mecca

ʿAbd Allāh (Arabic: عبدالله) was the son of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and Lady Khadija (a). According to most of the sources, he was born after the Bi'that and was known as "al-Ṭayyib" (الطیّب) and "al-Ṭāhir" (الطاهر),[1] because he was born after the advent of Islam[2] (Some people have mistakenly taken Tayyib and Tahir to be two different sons of the Prophet (s)).[3]'Abd Allah died in Mecca[4] when he was a child. According to some reports, he was born and died before the Bi'that.[5]

It is said that when he died, al-'As b. Wa'il said: "Muhammad is without posterity because none of his male children stayed alive". In response to him the Quran 108 and the verse, "Indeed it is your enemy who is without posterity"[6][7] was revealed.[8]

According to al-Kafi , after the death of 'Abd Allah, the Prophet (s) said to the crying Khadija:

Are you not happy to see him ('Abd Allah) standing on the gate of the Heaven, and when he sees you, he will hold your hand and take you to the best place of paradise… God is too benevolent to punish a person from whom He took away his life's fruit while he or she stays patient for the sake of God and thanks Him.[9]
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