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Shahran is one of the largest tribes in the 'Asir
'Asir
region of Saudi Arabia. Shahrani lands are bordered by Subay' and Al-Shalaowah (الشلاوة وسبيع) from the north, 'Abida and Rofaidah from the east (عبيدة ورفيدة), Al Njou’ from the South (النجوع), and Banou Sha’ba, Mogaidah, Banou Melk, Bal’smar, Banou Sheher, Balgern and Shamran from the west. (بنو شعبة ومغيدة وبنو مالك وبلحمر وبلسمر وبنو شهر وبلقرن وشمران). The noticed density to the west of Shahrani lands is due to the presence of the large city of Abha (آبها) in that direction. Through history, tribal wars have been waged between the two neighbors, especially between Shahran and the other major tribe of the area, Qahtan
Qahtan
(قحطان). Such wars are, of course, no longer waged after the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Shahran’s largest and main city is Khamis Mushayt
Khamis Mushayt
(The largest city in ‘Asir, and the 8th largest in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
with an estimated population of 630,000). Khamis Mushayt
Khamis Mushayt
is noted for being the fourth largest trading center in Saudi Arabia, and is famous for its world-class military airbase. Sharan is a large tribe, thus comes its name ( Shahran al-Ar’eda; شهران العريضة) which means “wide (or volumes) Shahran” in Arabic. The tribe of Shahran has an estimated 250,000 members, and is thus one of the largest in Arabia. The head of Sharan is assigned to the House of Mushayt, and has been such for hundreds of years now. Origin[edit] Shahran’s origin goes back to Shahran bin Afr’as (شهران بن عفرس بن حلف بن افتل), a man who belongs to Kath’aam bin Anmar (خثعم بن انمار). Anmar is believed to be the son of Arash son of Omar son of Al-goth son of Nabt son of Zaid son of Kahlan son of Saba’ Son of Yashjab son of Ya’rab son of Qahtan (أراش بن عمر بن الغوث بن نبت بن زيد بن كهلان بن سبأ بن يشجب بن يعرب بن قحطان). Thus, Shahranis are a direct offspring of Qahtan, the origin of Qahtani Arabs. Clans[edit] Shahran branches into the following 27 clans:

Al-Rshaid (آل رشيد ) Al-Koad (آل كود ) Nahess Tribes (قبائل ناهس) Al-alGhmer (آل الغمر ) Banu Manbah (بني منبه ) Banu Waheb (بني واهب ) Banu Bejaad (بني بجاد ) Al-Yanfa’ (آل ينفع) Banu Majoor (بني ماجور ) Banu Selool (بني سلول) Banu Samah ( بني سامه ) AlZelal (ال الزلال) Al’Hejaj (ال حجاج) AlGaraeen (القراعين) Banu Qouhafah (بني قحافه ) Al-Serhan (آل سرحان) Banu Rash’hah (بني رشحه) Al-Remtheen (الرمثين) Al-alSerh (آل السرح) Al-Mettair (آل مطير ) Al-alSafq (آل الصفق) Al-Na’man (آل نعمان) AlJehrah (الجهرة) Ahel AlHaqou (أهل الحقو ) Ahel AlSha’af (أهل الشعف) Banu Malek (بنو مالك) Al-ojaere (العجير)

See also[edit]

Khamis Mushayt 'Asir Qahtan Arabs

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Arab tribes
Arab tribes
in Saudi Arabia

These prefixes ignored in the alphabetical ordering: Al, Bani, Banu.

Banu Abs Qahtan Ajman Al-Ali `Anazzah Bariq Al-Buainain Bani Buhair Dawasir Ghamd Harb Bani Hareth Howeitat Banu Hudhayl Humaydah Al Jalahma Al Kathiri Bani Khalid Banu Khuza'a Bani Malik Al Muqbali Mutayr Al-Obaidi Otaibah Banu Qatada Rabi`ah Bani Rasheeda Ruwallah Shahran Bani Shaiba Subay' Suhool Banu Tamim Al Thawawida Banu Yam Al Zarqan Al-Zayani

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