Yemeni Tribes: Qahtanite, Azd, Sabaeans, Hashid, Bakil, Beni ass n, Maqil, Banu Hamdan, Banu Lakhm, Banu Judham

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The terms Qahtanite and Qahtani (Arabic: ; transliterated: Qahtan or Qan or Kahtan) refer to Semitic peoples either originating in, or claiming genealogical descent from the southern extent of the Arabian Peninsula, especially from Yemen. The rival group to the Qahtan are variously known as Adnan, Ma'add or Nizar. The Qahtani ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The terms Qahtanite and Qahtani (Arabic: ; transliterated: Qahtan or Qan or Kahtan) refer to Semitic peoples either originating in, or claiming genealogical descent from the southern extent of the Arabian Peninsula, especially from Yemen. The rival group to the Qahtan are variously known as Adnan, Ma'add or Nizar. The Qahtani people are divided into the two sub-groups of Himyar and Kahlan, with the Himyar branch as Himyarites and the Kahlan branch as Kahlanis. Arab tradition maintains that a semi-legendary ancestral figure named Qahtan and his 24 sons are the progenitors of the southern inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula known as Qahtani. Early Islamic historians in attempting to harmonize Arab and Judaeo-Christian tradition identified Qahtan with the Biblical Joktan, although their names have different Semitic roots and appear thousands of years apart in history. Among the sons of Qahtan are noteworthy figures like A'zaal (believed by Arabs to have been the original name of Sana'a, although its current name has been attested since the Iron Age) and Hadhramaut. Another son is Ya'rub, and his son Yashjub is the father of 'Abd Shams, who is also called Saba. All Yemeni tribes trace their ancestry back to this "Saba", either through Himyar or Kahlan, his two sons. The Qahtani people are divided into the two sub-groups of Himyar and Kahlan, who represent the settled Arabs of the south and their nomadic kinsmen (nomads). The Kahlan division of Qahtan consists of 4 subgroups: the Ta' or Tayy, the Azd group which invaded Oman, the 'Amila-Judham group of Palestine, and the Hamdan-Madhhij group who mostly remain in Yemen. The Kahlan branch includes the following tribes: Aus and Khazraj, Ghassan, Azd, Hamdan, Khath'am, Bajflah, Madhhij, Murad, Zubaid... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=717022

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156882351
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/25/2010
  • Pages: 44
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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