Uqba ibn Abu Mu'ayt

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Who was Uqba ibn Abu Mu'ayt?

Uqba ibn Abu Mu'ayt was a member of the Quraish tribe.

He had two children, both becoming Muslims: Walid ibn Uqba and Umm Kulthum bint Uqba.

Uqba assaulted Muhammad because he was preaching monotheism He also constantly ridiculed Muhammad when the latter was preaching in Mecca. On one occasion, Uqba spat on Muhammad's face at the incitement of his friend Ubay ibn Khalaf. According to the Islamic tradition, the Quranic verse [ ] was revealed at that moment to Muhammad regarding Uqba and Ubay.

Uqbah was executed on the order of Muhammad by Asim bin Thaabit after the Battle of Badr.

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