Grandfather and guardian of Muhammad, born in 497 and died in 579. Its primitive name was Amer, but left without a father and in a State of extreme poverty, went to live in an uncle's House his so-called Mottalib, which said that it was his slave; Hence the name of Abd-el-Mottalib, which means slave of Mottalib. He had several children, including Abdallah, who was about to sacrifice by a reckless vote, and who was father of Mohammed. As this was orphaned at the age of six, Abd-el-Mottalib served as a father and always distinguished him among his family, because he said he had the feeling of his future greatness. He died at the age of more than eighty years, leaving a long descent.