Banu Fazara


The Banu Fazāra (Arabic: بنو فزارة) were an Arab tribe whose original homeland was Najd.

The Banu Fazāra
(Arabic: بنو فزارة)
Ghatafani Arab tribe
Descended fromFazāra ibn Dhubyān ibn Baghīd ibn Rayth ibn Ghaṭafān ibn Saʾd ibn Qays ʿAylān ibn Mudar ibn Nizar ibn Ma'add ibn Adnan
Parent tribeDhubyan
ReligionIslam (post 630s)

Origins


According to Arab genealogical tradition, the progenitor of the Banu Fazara was Fazāra ibn Dhubyān ibn Baghīd ibn Rayth ibn Ghaṭafān. Thus the tribe belonged to the Dhubyan branch of the Ghatafan, making the Fazara a north Arabian tribe.[1] Its ancestral pasture grounds were in the Wadi al-Rumma region of the Najd in central Arabia.[1]

In the modern day, the Fazara section of the Sudanese Arabs are camel-nomadic Arab tribes who live in the pastures of North Kordofan. They include the Shanabla, Majaneen, Bani-Jarrar, and Bani-Dhubian.[citation needed]

References


  1. Watt, p. 873.

Bibliography


  • W. Montgomery, Watt (1991) [1965]. "Fazāra". In Lewis, B.; Pellat, Ch.; Schacht, J. (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Islam. II: C–G (new ed.). Leiden and New York: Brill. p. 873. ISBN 90-04-07026-5.