The Banadir Jurist and Scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Maqdishawi (648/1250-718/1318)

Some of the greatest mashā’ikh of Hadīth—such as Shams al-Dīn al-Dhahabī (673/1274–748/1348), Zayn al-Dīn al-‘Irāqī (725/1325–806/1404), Ibn Nāsir al-Dīn al-Dimishqī (777/1375–842/1438), Taqī al-Dīn al-Maqrīzī (764/1364–845/1442), Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalanī (773/1372– 852/1449), Shams al-Dīn al-Sakhāwī (831/1428–902/1497), and many others—have been taught by…

Read MoreThe Banadir Jurist and Scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Maqdishawi (648/1250-718/1318)
Biida Clan

Sheekhal Gendershe Clan

Sheekhall Gandershe (Somali: Shiikhaal Gendershe Arabic:شيخال غاندارش) also known as Reer Aw Garweyne are a Benadiri/12 Koofi clan mainly from the southern coastal cities of; Gendershe, Marka and Mogadishu and have established communities in the hinterlands in towns such as Afgooye and the villages around it due to trading and…

Read MoreSheekhal Gendershe Clan
Biida Clan

Reer Manyo Clan

he Reer Manyo are confederacy of clans based in the southern coast of Somalia, primarily in the cities of Mogadishu and Merca and the towns and villages between them. [1] Etymology Reer (Somali: Family) and Manyo (Somali: Sea), the etymological meaning of this clan confederacy…

Read MoreReer Manyo Clan
Biida Clan

Ba Fadal Clan

Ba Fadal (Somali: Baa Fadal, Arabic: با فضل) are a Benadiri clan predominately based in historic Shingani district of Mogadishu.[1] However, there are established settlements on the road to Merca in the village of ‘Number 50’ (Somali: Lambar Konton) and Ugunji[2] Clan Tree The Ba Fadal according Anita Adam’s Phd…

Read MoreBa Fadal Clan