|Banu Abd Shams|
|Location||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|Descended from||Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf|
|Branches||Banu Umayya |
Banu Rabi'ah ibn Abd Shams
|Religion||Paganism and Islam|
The clan names itself after Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf, the son of Abd Manaf ibn Qusai and brother of Hashim ibn 'Abd Manaf, who was the great-grandfather of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.He married Layla bint Asad ibn Abdal-Uzza, she bore four sons, Habib, Rabi'a, Abdul-Uzza, Umayya and one daughter, Ruqayyah.
Banu Rabi'ah was a branch that only had a few chiefs, they are:
The clan acts as the parent clan to Banu Umayya sub-clan, the widely known Umayyad dynasty who ruled as the second Islamic Caliphate (661-750) established after Muhammad's death.Umayya was the adopted son of Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf. In pre-Islamic Arabia, the clan's chieftain Utba ibn Rabi'ah's daughter Hind bint Utbah was married to Umayyad leader Abu Sufyan ibn Harb.
The clan has its descendants living today in a few cities of Central and Western Arabia.