Page 48 : the life of muhammed (saw) The ancestry of muhammed (saw) goes back to qusayy, the founder of makkah to. Ismail, ibrahim, shem, noah and finally back to adam. Before we learn anything we learn that muhammed (saw) is in lineage with noah and abraham. Abd al mutallib was the leader of the quraysh and is remembered for having rediscovered the sacred well of zamzam. Muhammed (saw) father died before he was born. Christians and jews always tended to notice that there was something special about him. A group of abyssinian christians actually wanted to take him back to his country, for as they told his foster mother that they knew all about him and that he was destined to have a great future. In another occasion when he accompanies his uncle abu talib to a caravan in syria. Hermit bahira, who had never b4 paid attention to arab caravans suddenly became hospitable.