Abd al-Qays was an Arabian tribe who came from the Rabi`ah branch of the so-called "North Arabian" (Adnanite) tribes. The Abd al-Qays were inhabitants of the region of Bahrain in eastern Arabia, including the modern-day islands of Bahrain, and were mostly sedentary.
Abd al-Qays, Taghlib, al-Nammir, and some sections of the Banu Bakr were mostly Christians before the advent of Islam, with Taghlib remaining a Christian tribe for some time afterwards as well. Annizah and the rest of Bakr are said to have worshiped an idol by the name of al-Sa'eer.
Remnants of the tribe
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