Most Populous Country of Prophet Muhammad’s Descendants

Muslims know the lineage of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam. The descendants of the Prophet are called Dzurriyatun Nabi (Zuriyah Rasul). So, which country is most inhabited by descendants of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam?

Many people say the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam are abundant in Yemen, a country in the Arabian Peninsula bordering the Arabian Sea to the south, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to the west, Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the north. The Arabs and Dzurriyah Nabi, including in Indonesia, are mostly from this country.

Yemen is known as the village of Dzuriyyah Nabi because in this country the descendants of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wassallam most settled and carried out proselytizing missions. Dzurriyah Nabi, also known as Habib, is attached to Hadhramaut, a region in South Yemen.

According to Habib Zein bin Umar, the Yemeni Hadhramaut people from the Sayyid faction came to the Archipelago through Muhammad al Faqih Muqaddam bin Muhammad Shahib Mirbath. Tracing genealogy and family history, the descendant of the Prophet who moved to Hadhramaut from Basrah was Ahmad al Muhajir (the 8th generation of ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatimah Az-Zahra’s descendants).

Most Populous Country of Prophet Muhammad's Descendants
Most Populous Country of Prophet Muhammad’s Descendants

In Indonesia, the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam are commonly called Habib (Habaib for plural), Syed or Sayyid. As for women, it is usually called Sharifah or Sayyidah.

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It is known that Habib in Arabic means a loved one. This nickname is quite popular among Indonesians and Malaysians as a designation for the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam through the nasab of Sayyidah Fathimah az-Zahra (daughter of the Prophet Muhammad) and her husband Ali bin Abi Talib.

The Habaibs who settled in Indonesia and their descendants became Indonesian citizens (WNI) were mostly descendants of Sayyidina Hussein bin Ali. According to the nasab registrar and genealogy of the Habibs in Indonesia, Ar-Rabithah Alawiyah, there are approximately 20 million people worldwide who bear the title of Habib from 114 clans.

Dai, who studied Quranic Interpretation and Hadith at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, Ananda Alhafidz, reported from Quora said, for sayyids, the name Zein Umar bin Smith is familiar. He is the general chairman of the organization of recorders descended from the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wassallam in Indonesia named Rabithah Alawiyah.

For those of you who are classified as Sayyids or descendants of Muhammad, this institution will issue a book of nasab (descendants) of the Prophet. This book is a kind of certificate that contains a family tree in bare Arabic script that if traced upwards will meet Sayyidah Fatimah Az-Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad.

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