Qureshi Family Logo, taken from www.qureshifamily.info
|Meaning||Member of the Quraish tribe|
|Region of origin||Worldwide|
|Related names||Qureshi, Quraishi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi, Coreishi, قریشی|
|Clan affiliations||Hashmi, Siddiqui, Farooqi, Usmani, Syed, Abbasi, Jafri, Shah|
Qureyshi (also known as Qureshi, Quraishi, Qureshy, Quraishy, Qoraishi, Qoreshi, Koraishi, Kureshi, Kureshy, Kureishi, Coreish, Urdu: قریشی) is a Muslim family name, originating from the Quraish tribe, which was the noblest tribe in Mecca around the time of the birth of Muhammad. At the time of Muhammad’s birth, his grandfather Abdul Muttalib was the tribal head.
Quresh is also the name of the 106th Surah of the Qur'an.
The Qureshi family diaspora is spread all around the world. Due to Arab imperialism into foreign lands, the Qureshi family was able to establish itself in these lands and exists in many parts of South Asia, particularly in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The descendants of Arabs who arrived with Muhammad Bin Qasim settled in South Asia.
There is no specific profession of Qureshis as a tribe, rather engaged in all possible respected professions around the world. The majority of the Qureshi tribe belongs to the Sunni branch of Islam.
Fahr/Quraish (bin Malik bin An-Nadr/Qais bin Kinanah bin Khuzaimah bin Mudriqa bin Ilyas/Ayas bin Mudar bin Nazaar/Nizar bin Mu,aad bin Adnan) was a distinguished tribe chief and the first Qureshi whose descendants called banu Quraish. Hazrat Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) also mentioned Fahr/Quraish in HIS lineage up to Adnan.
Lineage (Best Possible)
Fahr/Quraish bin Malik bin An-Nadr/Qais bin Kinanah bin Khuzaimah bin Mudriqa bin Ilyas/Ayas bin Mudar bin Nazaar/Nizar bin Mu,aad bin Adnan bin Awad bin Hamaisa bin Salman bin Aooas/Aws bin Baoos/Bus bin Qamwal bin Udaie/Obai bin Awam bin Nashit bin Hizza bin Baldaas bin Yadlaaf bin Tabikh bin Jhaim bin Nahish bin Maakhi bin Aazi/Aid bin Akbar/Abqar bin Aba,e/Ubaid bin Abdua bin Hamdan bin Samber/Sanbir bin Yasrawi/Yathrabi bin Yahzan bin Yalhann bin Irawaa/Ar,awi bin Azi/Aid bin Zeeshan/Deshan bin Israr/Aisar bin Aqnaad/Afnad bin Ehaam/Aiham bin Muqassar/Muksar bin Nahib/Nahith bin Zarah bin Sami bin Mazi/Wazzi bin Iwass/Awda bin Iraam/Aram bin Qitaar/Haidir bin Hazrat Ismael (علیہ السلام) bin Hazrat Ibraheem (علیہ السلام) bin Azar/Tarih bin Nahoor bin Saroosh/Saru bin Ra,oor/Ra,u bin Fahish/Falikh bin Aadir/Abir bin Shalikh bin Arqafshaar/Arfakhshad bin Saam bin Hazrat Noah/Nuh (علیہ السلام) bin Lamik bin Matushaalah/Matulsalk/Mutwashlack bin Hazrat Idrees (علیہ السلام) bin Yaar/Yarid bin Malhan,ne/Mahla,il bin Kinan/Qainan bin Aanoosh/Anwas/Anusha bin Hazrat Shees/Sheth (علیہ السلام) bin Hazrat Aadam (علیہ السلام)
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَى* وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ O mankind! WE created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in the sight of ALLAH is the greatest of you in piety. ALLAH is All-Knowing, All Aware [Quran 49:13]
- "Qureshi Family Information". Qureshifamily.info. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- "Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (صلی الله علیه و آله وسلم) - Biography". Qureshifamily.info. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- "Abdul Muttalib / Shibah - Biography". Qureshifamily.info. Retrieved 2013-11-01.