The Banu Yashkur (Arabic: بنو يشكر) is an Arab tribe belonging to the larger Banu Bakr ibn Wa'il tribe. The tribe is originally from Al-Yamama and had control over this region in the pre-Islamic period.
Banner of Banu Yashkur
|Najd, al-Yamama (in present-day Saudi Arabia)
|Yashkur ibn Bakr ibn Wa'il
|Pagan and Christianity, later Islam
Banu Yashkur practiced farming in al-Yamama. The tribe is said to have been of great power a few generations before the birth of Islam. Being the most dominant tribe among the Rabi'ah tribes, and was led by a man named al-Harith ibn 'Anaz ibn Ghanem. After Islam, the tribe became less prominent. Banu Yashkur participated in many battles and events, most notably the Battle of Siffin.
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- Ibn Hazm. Jamharat Ansab al-'Arab (in Arabic)