Hazarat Abu Talib (a.s.), who supported the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his household) in all the difficult situations, passed away on 26th Rajab, three years before the Hijrah of the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his household). The Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his household) was deeply grieved and named this year as "The Year of Sadness".
Our Master Muhammad (saw) was 8 years of age when his grandfather Abdul-MutTalib (a.s.) died. So, his uncle, Abu-Talib (a.s.) took care of him. Abu-Talib's (a.s.) name was Abdu-Munaf. His mother's name was Fatima bint Amr. She belonged to Bani-Makhzum. Abu-Talib (a.s.) was named Shaikh al-Bat-ha. Our Master Muhammad (peace be upon him and his household) grew up in the household of his uncle. Abu-Talib's (a.s.) love for his nephew increased day by day because of his good manners and great politeness. ....
* Hadhrat Abu Talib b. Abdul Muttalib by Kamal al-Syed