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‘Abdu’llah (عبد الله slave of Allah) is the name of Prophet Muhammad's father. His full name was in fact Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib (عبدالله بن عبد المطلب). This is proof that the title of "Allah" was familiar to polytheistic Arabs prior to the advent of Islam.

Abdu’llah was the son of Shaiba ibn Hashim (`Abd al-Muttalib). He and Āminah bint Wahb (Muhammad's mother), belonged to the family of the Banū Hāshim, a branch of the powerful Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca, that also guarded the Ka'aba.[1]

According to Islamic beliefs, Abdu’llah and Aminah are both in Hell.[2][3][4]

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  1. "ʿAbd Allāh", Encyclopædia Britannica, July 9, 2011 (archived), http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1237855/Abd-Allah. 
  2. "Are the parents of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in Paradise or in Hell?", Islam Q&A, Fatwa No. 47170 (archived), http://islamqa.com/en/ref/47170/hell. 
  3. "Abu Huraira reported: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) visited the grave of his mother and he wept, and moved others around him to tears, and said: I sought permission from my Lord to beg forgiveness for her but it was not granted to me, and I sought permission to visit her grave and it was granted to me. So visit the graves, for that makes you mindful of death." - Sahih Muslim 4:2130
  4. "Anas reported: Verily, a person said: Messenger of Allah, where is my father? He said: (He) is in the Fire. When he turned away, he (the Holy Prophet) called him and said: Verily my father and your father are in the Fire." - Sahih Muslim 1:398