Banu Hamdan
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Banu Hamdan
Banu Hamdan
Qahtanite
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Banner of Banu Hamdan
EthnicityArab
NisbaAl-Hamdani
LocationYemen
Descended fromHamdan
BranchesBanu Yam, Banu Kathir, Banu Al-Mashrouki
ReligionPaganism, later Islam

Banu Hamdan (Arabic: ‎; Musnad) is a well known Sabaean clan that dates back to the 1st millennium BCE. The clan is located in Yemen. It was mentioned in Sabaic inscriptions as qayls of Hashid, who later acquired control over a part of Bakil and finally gave their clan name to tribal confederations including Hashid and Bakil.[1]

Hamdan branches

Hashid and Bakil

Today still in the same ancient tribal form in Yemen Hashid and Bakil of Hamdan remained in the highlands North of Sana'a between Marib and Hajjah.

Banu Yam

Banu Yam settled to the North of Bakil in Najran (today in Saudi Arabia). It also branched into the tribes: the 'Ujman plural of "AlAjmi" who inhabited eastern Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf / "Arabian Gulf" coast.

Banu Kathir

Banu Kathir from Hadramut in the East of Yemen where they established their own sultanate.

Banu kharf

Banu kharf They are from the Hamdan tribes and live in northern Yemen, specifically in the governorate of Amran, and they migrated to the Prophet Muhammad in order to announce their Islam and their sheikh is a Mujahid

Bibliography

  • Andrey Korotayev. Ancient Yemen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-922237-1

References

  • Almsaodi, Abdulaziz. Modern history of Yemen

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