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The Banu Fazāra were an Arab tribe whose original homeland was Najd.

OriginsEdit

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 Northern Kordofan. They include the Shanabla, Majaneen, Bani-Jarrar, and Bani-Dhubian.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Watt, p. 873.

BibliographyEdit

  • W. Montgomery, Watt (1991) [1965]. "Fazāra". In Lewis, B.; Pellat, Ch.; Schacht, J. (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume II: C–G. Leiden and New York: BRILL. p. 873. ISBN 90-04-07026-5.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)