Qureshi Family History : Cast History In Pakistan
قریشی) is a family name that originates from Arabs in Saudi Arabia, particularly from the city of Mecca.
According to traditional legends, Arab lineages allegedly originate from three groups:
* Perished Arabs (العرب البائدة): These are the ancients of whose history little is known. They include ‘Ad, Thamûd, Tasam, Jadis, Imlaq and others.
* Pure Arabs (العرب العاربة): They allegedly originated from the progeny of Ya‘rub bin Yashjub bin Qahtan bin Hud so were also called Qahtanian Arabs.
* Arabized Arabs (العرب المستعربة): They allegedly originated from the progeny of Ishmael and were also called ‘Adnanian Arabs. The Quraish are a branch of the "Arabized Arabs".
The Quraish was a branch of the Kinana, which descended from Elias bin Mudar, who descended from Adnan. After the introduction of Islam, the Quraish gained supremacy and produced the three dynasties of the Ummayads, Abbasids and Fatimides, which ruled as Caliphs.
The majority of the Quraish tribe belong to the Sunni branch of Islam
Quraishis in South Asia
The Quraish family diaspora is spread all around the world. Due to Arab imperialism into foreign lands, the Quraish family was able to establish itself in these lands. The Quraish family exists in many parts of South Asia, particularely in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The descendants of Arabs who arrived with Muhammad Bin Qasim settled in South Asia.
A Ph,D thesis in this context is very imporatant reference to read from USA on the subject matter The central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan: pastoral nomadism in transition By Thomas Jefferson Barfield.
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