Nukha (tribe)

Nakha (Arabic: النُخَع) is a Yemeni Arab tribe. It is a branch of the larger Madhhij tribe. They have converted to Islam by Muadh ibn Jabal During the 7th century,[1] they participated in the Islamic conquests.[2] The tribe has notable historical figures such as Malik Ashtar Companion of Muhammad and a close friend of Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Banner of Nukha' at the Battle of Siffin
Parent tribeMadh'hij
ReligionPaganism, later Islam

Al-Hamdani had mentioned the Nukha tribe in his book Sifat Jazirat al Arab (Description of the Arabian Peninsula) (900 AD).[3]


  1. لب اللباب في معرفة الأنساب ج٣ ص ٣٠٤
  2. تاريخ الطبري مج 1 ص 793
  3. al-Hamdani, al-Hasan. David H. Müller (ed.). Geography of the Arabian Peninsula.
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