Thaheem

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The Thaheem (or Thahim, Tamimi) are a Sindhi tribe said to be of Arab origin found in Sindh and Punjab provinces of Pakistan.[1]

The word Thaheem said to be derived from the name of an influential tribe of the Arabian Peninsula, the Banu Tamim.[citation needed] Thaheems were initially warriors who migrated to the South Asia and conquered India under the command of the Muslim general Muhammad Bin Qasim.[citation needed] A majority speaks Saraiki language. Thaheem in Sindh region speak Saraiki and Sindhi. in Balochistan (Khuzdar) Thaheem tribe speak Balochi and Brohi. The Bafan community of Gujarat claim descent from the Thaheem tribe. Currently majority of Thaheem live in South Punjab especially in District Chiniot, Patraki(A village, hometown of NAWAB SAADULLAH KHAN THAHEEM,prime minister during SHAH JAHAN era.) and Sindh Province in Pakistan alongside the ancient conquest route.[citation needed]

The Tamim find reference in the book Tarikh i Tahiri written by the author Mir Tahir Muhammad Nasyani which details the history of Umar Sumra and Ganga of the tribe of Tamim [2]

Subdivisions[edit]

The 1901 book A short sketch, historical and traditional, of the Musalman races found in Sind, Baluchistan and Afghanistan states that the Thaheem are divided into six septs:[1]

  • Dilawarzai
  • Kamalani
  • Mugi
  • Muhamadani
  • Nihalani
  • Paryani

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anṡārī ʻAlī Sher ʻAlī (1901). A short sketch, historical and traditional, of the Musalman races found in Sind, Baluchistan and Afghanistan, their genealogical sub-division and septs, together with an ethnological and ethnographical account. Printed at the Commissioner's press. p. 7. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Henry Miers Elliot. The history of India, as told by its own historians. Trubner and Company.[when?] Volume 1, Page 263

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