Abu Jahl

(d. 624)

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(d. 624)

Member of the ruling Quraysh of Mecca and one of early Islam's staunchest enemies. Attempted to do physical harm to the Prophet. Name means “father of ignorance/savagery”; his real name was Amr ibn Hisham. Killed in the Battle of Badr.

Subjects: Islam.

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