Today, descendants from the tribe live in the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Qatar, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Lebanon and Palestine. The word Tamim in Arabic means strong and solid. It can also mean perfection.
- Perhaps the best-known of any hadith about a Tamimite, is the hadith of Dhu’l-Khuwaysira related in Sahih al-Bukhari: Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri said:
‘We were once in the presence of Allah’s Messenger
ﷺwhile he was dividing the spoils of war. Dhu’l-Khuwaysira, a man of the Tamim tribe, came up to him and said: “Messenger of Allah, be fair!” He replied: “Woe betide you! Who will be fair if I am not? You are lost and disappointed if I am not fair!” And Umar said, “Messenger of Allah! Give me permission to deal with him, so that I can cut off his head!” But he said: “Let him be. And he has companions. One of you would despise his prayer in their company, and his fast in their company. They recite the Qur’an but it goes no further than their collarbones. They pass through religion as an arrow passes through its target.”’ Abu Sa‘id continued: ‘I swear that I was present when Ali ibn Abi Talib fought against them. He ordered that that man be sought out, and he was brought to us.’
- The companion and poet Hassan ibn Thabit composed a poem against Banu Tamim in the presence of the Prophet ﷺ . Hassan's ode "completetly humiliated" Banu Tamim by describing the low status of their tribe.
- The Aghlabid dynasty
- The Al Thani, ruling family of Qatar. (See House of Thani)
- The Al ash-Sheikh family of the Grand Muftis of the Emirate of Diriyah, then the Emirate of Najd and now modern day Saudi Arabia (Religious Dynasty).
Among the tribe's members are:
- Abd-Allah ibn Ibadh - Founder of the Ibadi sect
- Al-Farazdaq - Classical Poet
- Al-Hurr ibn Yazid al Tamimi - A general of the Umayyads who defected to Husayn ibn Ali.
- Al-Qa'qa'a ibn Amr at-Tamim i - A general who commanded an army from his tribe and helped conquer Persia under Caliph Umar.
- Al-Tamimi, the physician - 10th century Palestinian physician
- Ali al-Tamimi - Salafi teacher and Biologist convicted of terrorism
- Bassem al-Tamimi - an activist leader and member of the Palestinian Tamimi clan.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser - previous Egyptian president 
- Ibrahim I ibn al-Aghlab - Founder of the Aghlabids Dynasty, the emirs of Ifriqiya and Sicily from 800-909.* Muhammed ibn Umail al-Tamimi - An
- Jarīr - classical Arab poet
- Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani - founder of the State of Qatar.
- Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Fakhro
- Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab - Founder of the Wahhabi sect.
- Muhammad Ibn al 'Uthaymīn (d. 2001 C.E.) - Saudi Arabian Wahhabi preacher
- Munzir ibn Sawa Al Tamimi - ruler of eastern parts of archaic Arabian peninsula who converted to Islam
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- Shahi, Afshin (2013-12-04). The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia. Routledge. p. 46. ISBN 9781134653195.
- Bukhari, Manaqib, 25. For the ‘passing through’ see Abu’l-Abbas al-Mubarrad, al-Kamil, chapter on ‘Akhbar al-Khawarij’ published separately by Dar al-Fikr al-Hadith [Beirut, n.d.], pp.23-4: ‘usually when this happens none of the target’s blood remains upon it’
- Guillaume, Alfred (1955-01-01). Sīrat Rasūl Allāh. Oxford University Press.