Hamzah ibn Abd al-Muttalib

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Muhammad's paternal uncle. Held a reputation as the bravest, strongest, and best warrior of the Quraysh tribe. Converted to Islam and offered protection to Muhammad and Muslims from the Quraysh. His conversion led to a reduction of harassment of Muhammad in particular, since his adherence to Islam reflected Muhammad's growing power. Killed in the Battle of Uhud (625).

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