Sunni Sources - 2

3) Hazrat Abutalib (as) was a sahabi

Allama Ibne Hajr Askalani in his book "Al Sabta, Tameez As Sahaba" written on  the life of the Sahaba and has included detailed discussion on the life of Hazrat Abutalib (as) and his services towards Islam. This clearly shows his acceptance of Hazrat Abutalib (as) as a sahabi. A scanned copy of the same is given below.

This clearly shows that Hazrat Abutalib (as) was not only a muslim but a sahabi of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.w.).