Banu Dhuhal

Banu Dhuhal (Arabic: بنو ذهل) also known as Dhuhl, is an Adnanite Arab tribe descended from Dhuhal ibn Tha'laba.

Banu Dhuhal
بنو ذهل
Banner of Banu Dhuhal
LocationArabian Peninsula
Descended fromDhuhal ibn Tha'laba
Parent tribeBanu Bakr
ReligionPaganism, later Islam

The tribe of Dhuhal is sub tribe of the famous tribe Banu Bakr ibn Wa'il, though it is less important than the other Bakri tribes like the Banu 'Ajal and Banu Shayban. Even though the Banu Dhuhal tribe existed before Islam, they were mentioned scarcely in the pre-Islamic Ayyam al-Arab accounts. But, famous figures of Banu Dhuhal are recorded in the early Islamic period. Their region of control are not exactly known, thought a branch of the Banu Dhuhal are known to have settled in al-Yamama.[1]

The tribe lineage is as follows: Dhuhal ibn Tha'laba ibn 'Ukaba ibn Sa'b ibn Ali ibn Bakr ibn Wa'il ibn Qasit ibn Hanab ibn Da'mi ibn Jadila ibn Asad ibn Rabi'a ibn Nizar ibn Ma'ad ibn Adnan.[2] Therefore, they are Adnanites.

See also


  1. Donner, Fred McGraw (1980). "The Bakr B. Wā'il Tribes and Politics in Northeastern Arabia on the Eve of Islam". Studia Islamica (51): 5–38. doi:10.2307/1595370. ISSN 0585-5292. JSTOR 1595370.
  2. Al-Qalqashandi (2012-01-01). Nehayat al-Irab fi Ma'aref Ansab al-'Arab (in Arabic). ISBN 978-2-7451-1589-8.

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