Banu Tamim

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The tribe of Banu Tamim (Arabic: بـنـو تـمـيـم‎‎) or Bani Tamim (Arabic: بـني تـمـيـم‎‎) is one of the main tribes of Arabia. Tamim, the ancestor of the tribe, is a direct descendant of Adnan and is thus considered an Ishmaelite tribe descending from Ishmael, the son of Abraham.

Today, descendants from the tribe live in the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt,[1][2] Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Lebanon and Palestine. The word Tamim in Arabic means strong and solid. It also means perfection.[3]

Lineage & Branches[edit]

Banu Tamim are an ‘Adnanite tribe, which means they descend from Ishmael through ‘Adnan. Banu Tamim trace their lineage as follows:

Banu Tamim are an extremely large tribe, with four major branches that differentiate them:

  • ‘Amr bin Tamim
  • Hanthalah
  • Sa‘ad
  • Al-Rabbab

They were mostly localized in Najd (Saudi Arabia) in Pre-Islamic times, but have then expanded to all corners of the Arabian Peninsula in pursuit of the Islamic Conquests. Stretching from Morocco to Persia and further to India. The Banu Tamim often hold genealogy in high regard, carefully recording birth and family data (especially in the Arabian Peninsula).


  • From Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal ; "do not say of Bani Tamim anything but good, for indeed they are the severest of people in attacking the Dajjaal (Antichrist )."
  • In a Hadith collected in both Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Musim Abu Hurairah said "I have loved the people of the tribe of Banu Tamim, ever since I heard three things the Messenger of Allah -peace be upon him- said about them. I heard him saying: "these people (of the tribe of Banu Tamim) would stand firm against the Dajjaal (Antichrist )." When the Saddaqat (Donations for Charity in Islam) from that tribe came, Mohammed said: "these are the Saddaqat (charitable gifts) of my folk." A'ishah had a slave girl from that tribe, and the Prophet said to A'ishah, "Manumit her as she is a descendant of Ismaa'eel, peace be upon him."[4]


Notable people[edit]

Among the tribe's members are:


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  2. ^ "معلومات عن قبيلة بـني تـميم". Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  3. ^ Kister, M. J (November 1965). "Mecca and Tamīm (Aspects of Their Relations)". Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. 8 (2): 113–163. doi:10.2307/3595962. JSTOR 3595962. 
  4. ^ "SAHIH BUKHARI, BOOK 46: Manumission of Slaves". Number 719. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
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  6. ^ Murrad, Mustafa (1 February 2009). Kisah Hidup Utsman ibn Affan (in Indonesian). ISBN 978-9790241374. 
  7. ^ USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
  8. ^بني_مر،_أسيوط
  9. ^ أستاذي:الشيخ محمد الصالح العثيمين