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Arabs come from the Semitic origin that extends the tree from Noah and his son Shem with his son Aram. The son Aram was the one having descendants living in two parts of Arabia:

  • People of Thamud son of Gether son of Aram in the northern west of Arabia.
  • People of Aad son of Uz son of Aram in southern parts of Arabia.

The descendants of Aram were eradicated in old history. They have now the name (Arab Ba-ida) in Arabic, meaning “The Eradicated Arabs”.

The last branch of the tree that remained from Shem was the Arabs of Qahtan son of Uber son of Shalekh (Shaloh) son of Kenan son of Arpachshad (Arphaxad) son of Shem son of Noah. The descendant of this branch built up their kingdom later, that is well known as the Kingdom of Sheba (Saba in Arabic).

So the tree of Arab roots is as shown in the following figure:

Figure: Shem's Descendants

Figure: Shem's Descendants

By The land of Arabia was out of human lives except in the furthest part of the south east. In the land of modern Yemen, the kingdom of Sheba existed for centuries until the great dam that used to hold water of rain collapsed and the flood drove the people of Sheba (who are considered the original Arabs) out to the wild desert in the North.

People of Sheba (Qahtan) are called in Arabic “Arab Ari-ba” (العرب العاربة), meaning the “Arabs by origin”.

They have spread all over Arabia, escaping the destruction of the great flood. Two tribes named (Aous) and (Khazraj) inhabited a small village named (Yathreb). Another tribe named (Jurhum) noticed a stream of birds running to a specific area, so they figured out that water is in that area. The moment they achieved the place, they saw a women with her baby all alone in the shallow land of sand and rocks. Yet, there was a borehole with water running out of it right there where the woman and her child stayed. Introducing themselves and asking for permission to have some water, people of Jurhum knew Hagar and her baby Ishmael son of Abraham the prophet.

Jurhum stayed in the place of the water and made it a little village. When Ishmael became a man, his father came to visit and tell him about God’s order to build a the house of God just right there beside the water well (Zamzam). Ishmael got married from an Egyptian woman and he divorced her for her bad attitude. He married another woman from Jurhum and had his child (Kedar) among eleven others from the same wife, the daughter of Midhadh son of Amr son of Jurhum son of Qahtan.

The descendants of Kedar are called “Arab Mus-ta-riba” (العرب المستعربة), meaning the “Arabs to be”.

They were called among the tribes (The Adnanis) which is the name of their great grandfather ((Adnan)) who was the grandson of Kedar. The Adnanis spread in the land of Arabia for many reasons, mostly business. Quraish,  the name of one of the descendants of Adnan, had a son who was praised among his people to be the one who is responsible for taking care of God’s house. Quraish was the name used for his descendants after him. The tribe is until this very day called Quraish (Qurashi for last name).

Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) was a descendent of Quraish, who comes from the roots of Adnan the grandson of Kedar son of Ishmael son of Abraham (p.b.u.them).


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It was narrated in a trustworthy saying on Imam Al-Termithi that Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) saw in his dreams the angel Gabriel with a fabric sheet with an image of Aisha, daughter of his best friend St. Abu Bakr, indicating to the image and saying: “This is your wife in this life and in the afterlife”.

The prophet had this vision more than three times, so he was convinced it was a prophecy. The prophet (p.b.u.h) went, therefore, to his friend Abu bakr (r.a) and told him about his vision, so they made the engagement to fulfill the prophecy. Aisha (r.a) was nine years old by then, but she didn’t marry the prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) until she was thirteen, after the immegration (Hijra) to Al-Madina.

The later Muslim historians and scholars were told by the prophet’s companions that when Aisha (r.a) got married to the prophet, she entered the house carrying a doll. She loved playing with dolls still back then.

One day, as she narrated herself, she was lining up her dolls on a shelf in her bedroom. When the prophet got into the room, he asked her about what was she doing, so she answered him saying that she was just arranging the army of King Solomon (p.b.u.h). He asked her then about the horses and why were they having wings, so she said “Weren’t they having wings so they could fly?”

The prophet (p.b.u.h) laughed for what she said.

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