al-Ghamdi

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al-Ghamdi (Arabic: الغامدي‎, al-Ghāmdī, also transliterated as Alghamdi, Ghamdi, or Ghamidi) is an Arabic family name denoting a member of the Ghamd tribe of Saudi Arabia.

The history of Ghamd goes back to the pre-Islamic era, and many members of Ghamd joined the forces of the early Muslim empire. The Alghamdi tribe belongs to the same root, Azd, as Alansars. Alansars are the two tribes inhabited Madina, named Aws and Khazraj that sheltered, supported, and fought with Muhammad in the early days of Islam when he and his early companions from Mecca had to leave it for Madina. Many members of Alghamdi tribe were companions of Muhammad and fought with him. Like most other tribes in the southwestern region of the country, Ghamd is divided into three large groups, based on geography and lifestyle: the mountaineers (sarat) in the central highlands of Al-Baha and 'Asir, the bedouins (badyah) in the desert regions to the east, and the tohm who inhabit the narrow plain of Tihama on the Red Sea coast.

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