Reer Faqi Clan

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Reer Faqi (Somali: Reer Faqay, Chimini: Ra Faqi), also known as Banu Qahtan, is a Banadiri clan. It is primarily found in the southern coastal cities of Mogadishu, Marka, Baraawe and Kismayo.[1] They established communities in the hinterlands in towns such as Afgooye, Baidoa, Diinsoor and Bardheere.

Culture

The Reer Faqi lineage in a Benadiri context are inheritors of the role of Qadis. In Mogadishu the chief Qadi is chosen from this clan. This is not the case in other Benadiri settlements.[2][3]

Due to their role in Benadiri society, especially in Mogadishu, the Reer Faqis must be seen as impartial. As a result, the Reer Faqi clan are not seen as either Reer Shingani or Reer Hamar Weyne (Mogadishu’s oldest settlements) like other Benadiri Mogadishu clans.They are one of the only groups who can be found in both moieties (this also includes the clan confederacy Reer Maanyo). Reer Faqis are also not part of any Sufi brotherhood and do not take part in Mogadishu’s annual Banaadiri festival “shirka”.[2]

Clan Tree

A summarized clan family tree of the major Benadiri subclan of Reer Faqi is presented below:[4]

  • Reer Faqi
    • Musharaf Haaji
      • Abubakar
        • Uthman
          • Muallim Umar
            • Reer Bactiile
            • Aw Abdalla
            • Muallim Umar
              • Muallim Sadaaq
              • Muallim Mukarram
              • Cabdinuur
      • Aba Haaji
        • Faqi Abubakar
          • Faqi Ahmed
          • Muallim Usman
    • Faqi Elmi
      • Faqi Asharow
      • Abubakar Faqi Elmi
        • Ali
        • Osman
        • Omar
        • Sadik
      • Faqi Ahmed
        • Mohamed Haaji
          • Omar
          • Ikar
          • Abdurrahman
          • Nur
        • Haaji Abdinuur
          • Abubakar
          • Mayani
          • Aqil
          • Abatey

Some lineages may have been left out

Notables

  • Aw Faqi Aboor
  • Shaykh Muhiyidin Mua’llim Mukaram
  • Sheikh Mohammad Yahya Aladiin Moalim Mukaram
  • Khalid Macow, current representative of the reer Faqi clan in the lower house of the Somali Federal Government
  • Sharif Mohamed Saydi, former representative of the reer Faqi clan in the lower house of the Somali Federal Government

See also

  • Benadiri people
  • Biido
  • Haatim
  • Asharaf
  • Bravenese people

References

  1. ^ Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. pp. 107–108.
  2. Jump up to:a b Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 138.
  3. ^ Kassim, Mohamed. Northeast African Studies, New Series, Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 24–25.
  4. ^ Adam, Anita. Benadiri People of Somalia with Particular Reference to the Reer Hamar of Mogadishu. p. 118.
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