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Banu Abs Tribe Of Central Arabia

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Banu Abs is an ancient tribe of Bedouin that instigated in central Arabia almost 2,000 years ago. The tribe was independent and brave as it was called one of the Jamarat of the Arabs. This was the most powerful tribe that took no allegiance to anyone but itself. The tribe was believed in Khalid Bin Sinan as a prophet prior to Muhammad (SAW) as he was a great well-wisher of Banu Abs tribe and saved the tribe from several troubles. Yet, many of the Banu Abs people rejected him as a prophet at the time because of having no typical pieces of evidence which are necessary for a Prophet.

Banu Abs are the descendants from Adnan tribe and obviously are distant cousins to Muhammad (SAW) because of direct descent from Adnan. The people of Banu Abs tribe are still found in the Arab Peninsula form the people who go for Hajj or Umrah from the UK through the Hajj and Umrah packages 2020 in the Makkah. The descendants of Banu Abs today are included the large Bani Rasheed tribe located in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Eritrea, and Jordan. ...
... The tribe of Banu Abs has its own ethnic symbol which is a practice that is common amongst Arab tribes. Yet, the symbol has been lost to some branches of the tribe which established in other areas.


There were several poets in the tribe of Banu Abs in which Antar Al-Absi was one of the seven great pre-Islamic poets and central character of the remarkable story Antar and Abla. Moreover, he wrote Divan and was a great warrior. He was the son of Shaddad who was the leader of Banu Abs tribe.

Umayyad association

One of the Umayyad Caliphs, Al-Malik Ibn Marwan married Walida bint Al-Absi from Banu Abs tribe. She gave birth two sons who later on became successors of the Umayyad Caliphate.

Social jobs

Banu Abs was the master of good nature and formatted various tribal organization, divan, culture groups, and charitable trusts, etc. During the present time, Banu Abs are enthusiasts and dedicated to a social, cultural, economic and humanitarian organization which aims to improve the living state of Rashaida people in the Sudan, Eritrea and some other poor areas. Also, its purpose is to elevate the level of education and cultural knowledge of Rashaida people in the whole Arab Peninsula.

Modern Period

In modern period Banu Abs tribe is pretty large and distributed across the whole Arab land. Noteworthy residents of Banu Abs can be found in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Sudan, Kuwait, Egypt, and Jordan. Moreover the branches Banu Abs also can be found by Islamic tour packages in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere in the Arab Peninsula and Malaysia, Europe, the United States, and Brazil. Associates and progenies of Banu Abs tribe may carry the tribal name or some variation thereof, such as Alabsi, Al-Absy, al-Absy, Al'Absy, Al Absy, Al-Absi, al-Absi, Al'Absi, Al Absi, Absy, Absi, Absey, Abzi, etc.

The inhabitants of Al-Hubus tribe are descendants directly from Banu Abs who reside in the eastern region of Oman and Ras Al-Khaimah alongside the Shuhooh. Some branches of Mahas are partially linked to the Banu Abs tribe as well. However, it is not clear that when exactly they intermarried with the associated tribe.

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I am Ady Grewal and specifically providing information about all kinds of Umrah Packages through Islamic Travel. Truly, my major purpose is to make sure the religious obligation of UK based Muslim brothers and sisters by providing the information of cheapest packages from the UK to Saudi Arabia. If you are interested to perform Umrah, so you are at the absolutely right place. May Allah (SWT) fulfill your holy dream.

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