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Qusayy


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Ancestor of Muhammad. Spent time in Syria, then took possession of the sanctuary of Mecca, becoming ruler of the town. Held the keys to the Kaaba and the well of Zamzam, and fed pilgrims. The Quraysh, the leading clan of Mecca during the time of Muhammad, claimed Qusayy as their founder. His descendants inherited his power.

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