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Hadhrami people

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Hadhrami people

The Hadhrami (Arabic: حضرمي‎‎, sing.) or Hadharem (Arabic: الحضارم‎‎, pl.) are people inhabiting the Hadhramaut region in Yemen and their descendants in diaspora communities around the world. They speak Hadhrami Arabic, which belongs to the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family.


Among the two million inhabitants of Hadhramaut, there are 1,300 distinct tribes.


The Hadharem have a long seafaring and trading tradition. Hadhrami seamen have navigated in large numbers all around the Indian Ocean basin, from the Horn of Africa to the Swahili Coast to the Malabar Coast and Hyderabad in South India, Sri Lanka to Maritime Southeast Asia. They were involved in many places as organizers of the Haj.

There are Hadharem communities in the trading ports of the Arab States of the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. The money changers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have usually been of Hadhrami origin.

The Hadhrami have long had a notable presence in the Horn region (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia). Hadhrami settlers were instrumental in helping to consolidate the Muslim community in the coastal Benadir province of Somalia, in particular. During the colonial period, disgruntled Hadhrami from the tribal wars additionally settled in various Somalian towns. They were also frequently recruited into the armies of the Somali Sultanates.

Some Hadhrami communities also reportedly exist in Mozambique and Madagascar.

Hadhrami Jews

The vast majority of the Hadhrami Jews now live in Israel.


The Hadhrami speak Hadhrami Arabic, a Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic family, while the Diasporas that have acculturated mainly speak the local language they live in.

Diaspora communities

  • Sri Lankan Moors
  • Arab Indonesian
  • Arab Malaysian
  • Arab Singaporean
  • Chaush, in India
  • Sodagar (Gujarati Shaikh)
  • Labbay
  • Hadrami Jews in Israel and abroad
  • Lemba people who claim Jewish ancestry via Hadramaut's historic Jewish population
  • Nawayath and Barkas, Hyderabad in India
  • Arab India


    Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Surat, Ahmedabad, Baroda all are mostly Hadrami.

    Swahili Coast

  • Awadh Saleh Sherman, Kenya, Businessman
  • Najib Balala, Kenya, Member of Parliament
  • Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi, President of Comoros
  • Habib Salih, Lamu, Kenya, religious scholar
  • Khalid Mohammed Omar Binsilim, Kenya, Businessman.
  • North Africa

  • Artega tribe, Babkeer, Sudan
  • Horn of Africa

  • Mohammed Al Amoudi, Ethiopia, Businessman
  • India


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    Al Abbadi

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    Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (or Abbad I; 984[1] - 25 January 1042) was the eponymous founder of the Abbadid dynasty; he was the first independent Muslim ruler of Seville in Al-Andalus (ruled 1023–1042),dying in 1042.[2]

    Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad (ruled 1023–1042), the qadi of Seville, founded the house in 1023.[2] He functioned as the chief of an Arab family settled in the city from the first days of the conquest. The Beni-abbad had not previously played a major role in history, though they were of noble pedigree, hailing from Bani Lakhm, the historical kings of Al-Hira in south-central Iraq. The family also did have considerable wealth


  • Abdurrahman Baswedan, journalist, patriot
  • Abu Bakar Bashir, founder of Jamaah Islamiyah
  • Ali Alatas, former Foreign Minister
  • Alwi Shihab, former foreign Minister
  • Anies Baswedan, scholar
  • Fadel Muhammad al-Haddar, minister of maritime affairs and fisheries
  • Fuad Hassan, minister of education and culture
  • Hamid Algadri, a figure in Indonesian National Revolution and member of parlement
  • Habib Abdoe'r Rahman Alzahier, religious leader
  • Habib Ali al-Habshi of Kwitang, religious leader
  • Habib Munzir Al-Musawa, islamic cleric
  • Habib Rizieq Shihab, founder of FPI
  • Habib Usman bin Yahya, Mufti of Batavia
  • Jafar Umar Thalib, founder of Lasykar Jihad
  • Sultan Badaruddin II, sultan of Palembang
  • Munir Said Thalib Al-Kathiri, human rights activist
  • Nuruddin ar-Raniri, Islamic scholar
  • Quraish Shihab, Islamic scholar
  • Raden Saleh, Artist/painter
  • Said Naum, a philanthropist
  • Sunan Ampel, Sufi saint
  • Sayyid Abdullah Al-Aidarus, religious leader
  • East Timor

  • Mari Alkatiri, former Prime Minister
  • Malaysia

  • Habib Alwi bin Thahir al-Haddad, Mufti of Johor Bahru
  • Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, philosopher
  • Syed Hussein Alatas, politician and sociologist
  • Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, writer
  • Syed Hamid Albar, politician
  • Syed Jaafar Albar, politician
  • Syed Sheh Hassan Barakbah, judge
  • Syarif Masahor, warrior
  • Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary businessman
  • Syed Nasir Ismail, politician
  • Tun Habib Abdul Majid, Grand Vizier
  • Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Governor of Central Bank
  • House of Jamalullail (Perak)
  • House of Jamalullail (Perlis)
  • Singapore

  • Syed Mohamed Alsagoff, merchant
  • Syed Mohamed Syed Ahmad Alsagoff, military leader
  • Syed Sharif Omar bin Ali Al Junied, merchant and namesake of Aljunied Road
  • South Asia

  • General El Edroos
  • Salam Masdoosi, Hyderabad, India
  • Sulaiman Areeb, Hyderabad, India, poet
  • Awaz Sayeed, Hyderabad, India, Urdu writer and poet
  • Ahmed Abdullah Masdoosi, Pakistan
  • Nuruddin ar-Raniri, Islamic scholar
  • Shah Jalal, Bangladesh, Sufi saint
  • Shah Paran, Bangladesh, Sufi saint
  • Subhani ba Yunus, Pakistan, actor
  • Saudi Arabia

  • bin Laden family
  • Mohammed Al Amoudi, businessman
  • Yemen

  • Abd Al-Rahman Ali Al-Jifri, politician
  • Abdulaziz Al-Saqqaf, human-rights activist
  • Faisal Bin Shamlan, politician
  • Habib Ali al-Jifri, Islamic scholar
  • Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Islamic scholar
  • Habib Abdullah bin Alwi al-Haddad, Sufi saint
  • Imam Muhammad al-Faqih Muqaddam, founder of Ba'alawi Sufi order
  • Sayyid Abu Bakr Al-Aidarus (saint)
  • References

    Hadhrami people Wikipedia