Umayya ibn Abd Shams
Umayya ibn Abd Shams (Arabic: أمية بن عبد شمس) was the son of Abd Shams and is the progenitor of the line of the Umayyad Caliphs. Anti-Umayyad polemic says that his name is derived from 'afa', a diminutive of the word for slave-girl and instead of being the legitimate son of Abd Shams, Ibn al-Kalbi claim that he was adopted by him, however Ibn al-Kalbi is acknowledged as unreliable reporter. The clan of Banu Umayya as well as the dynasty that ruled the Umayyad Caliphate are named after Umayya ibn Abd Shams.
His children were:
His close relatives and descendants
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