The Asharaf or Ashraf or Asheraf is a Somali clan of Arab origin.[1] The Asharaf who are a religious minority in Somalia are believed to be descendants of the daughter of the prophet Muhammed. The Asharaf just like the Sheekhaal (another religious minority clan) tend to identify with the dominant clan in the area in which they settle, for example: the Rahanweyn , Reer Hamar (Banaadiri), and Ogaden clan. [2][3]

Clan Tree

The Asharaf clan tree according to Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.[2]

The Asharaf clan structure is based on Fatima's 2 sons:

  • Asharaf
    • Hussein (Bin Hussein)
      • Reer Shariif Magbuul (or Reer Shariif Magbuull)
      • Sharif Ahmed
      • Sharif Balawi (Alawi
    • Hassan (Bin Hassan)
      • Mohamed Sharif (or Mohammed Sharif)
      • Sharif Ali
      • Sharif Ahmed
      • Ashraf Sarman

Notable figures


  1. ^ https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/06/11/asharaf%20clan.pdf Page 1 Country Advice Somalia Somalia – SOM36945 – Asharaf clan – Ceelasha Biyaha – Al-Shabaab – Amputation – Recruitment – Ethiopian Invasion – Musa Zude Yalahow – Yaqshid 9 July 2010
  2. ^ a b https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/12/13/SOM103613.E.pdf RESPONSES TO INFORMATION REQUESTS (RIRs) New Search About RIRs Help SOM103613.E Somalia: Information on the Ashraf clan, including the location of their traditional homeland, affiliated clans 23 November 2010
  3. ^ http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/4b29f5e82.pdf Clans in Somalia Report on a Lecture by Joakim Gundel, COI Workshop Vienna, 15 May 2009 (Revised Edition) published December 2009
  4. ^ June 2012 The Galgale In Somalia: Third-class citizens in their homeland Photo ©GraphicMaps.com Copyright © 2012 Africa Witness All rights reserved. Sharif Hassan from the Asharaf clan, page 12 http://allafrica.com/download/resource/main/main/idatcs/00040315:40b8440c1c8a08b8c79febe8120327f9.pdf