Tribes of Arabia

The tribes of Arabia are the clans that originated in the Arabian Peninsula.

Much of the lineage provided before Ma'ad relies on biblical genealogy and therefore questions persist concerning the accuracy of this segment of Arab genealogy. The general consensus among 14th century Arabic genealogists is that Arabs are of three kinds:

Perishing Arabs (Arabic: العرب البائدة‎) are ancient tribes of whose history little is known. They include ‘Aad, Thamud, Tasm, Jadis, Imlaq and others. Jadis and Tasm perished because of genocide. 'Aad and Thamud perished because of their decadence, as recorded in the Qur'an. Archaeologists have recently uncovered inscriptions that contain references to 'Iram, which was a major city of the 'Aad. Imlaq is the singular form of 'Amaleeq and is probably synonymous to the biblical Amalek.

Pure Arabs (العرب العاربة) were from Yemen and were descendants of Ya‘rub bin Yashjub bin Qahtan. They were also called Qahtanian Arabs.

Arabized Arabs (العرب المستعربة) originated from the progeny of Ishmael the first born son of the patriarch Abraham and the Jurhum tribe, also called ‘Adnani Arabs. Muhammad was an 'Adnani Arab.

List of tribes

Approximate locations of some of the important tribes and Empire of the Arabian Peninsula at the dawn of Islam (approximately 600 CE / 50 BH).

Below is a partial list of the tribes of Arabia.

A

B

D

F

G

H

J

K

L

Larzi

M

N

Q

R

S

T

U

Y

Z

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c http://us.geocities.com/agecroft_79/materials/klynstra.htm
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