Awan a South Asian Zamindar tribe, putatively of Arab origin, living The Ferozsons Urdu-English Dictionary lists the Awans as a tribe whose name is of Arabic.
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Awan community grieved over Malik’s demise. People of the Awan community have a strong presence in the Pakistani Army  [ need quotation to verify ] and have a strong martial tradition. The word Awan is not unplausibly derived from Ahwan’helper,’ 2 but various explanations of its origin are given.
Amin Chand’s History of Sialkot gives a cazt pedigree of the Awans which is pictured here: Thus in Sialkot 1the Awans are said to be divided into 24 muhins. Dorning, suggest that the Awans are ethnically distinct from Jats and Rajputs, thus negating theories that propose the Awan tribe originated from Jat or Rajput groups.
A smaller portion of the tribe resides in Azad Kashmir and to a lesser extent also present in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.
An Awan girl plaits her hair on the forehead and wears only ear-drops, this style being given up after marriage. This version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. They formerly held all the plain histtory at the foot of the western Salt Range, but have been gradually driven up into the hills by Pathans advancing from the Indus, and Tiwanas from the Jhelum. In some families at least, prominent Awans not infrequently take to wife women of low tribes usually having an Awan wife alsoand this practice does not seem to meet with as much disapproval as in most other tribes of equal social standing: Pakistan is home to 4, members of the Awan tribe all Muslim.
Amongst such names are those of H. On a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or landowning class.
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The majority of his descendants came to refer to themselves as Qutab Shahi Awans and most Awans are able to trace their family trees to Qutab Shah. Awan, a South Asian Zamindar tribe, putatively rudu Arab origin, living predominantly in western and central parts of Punjab, Pakistan.
Furthermore, she states that Qutab Shah fled to the subcontinent along with a small group of people due to Mongol attacks and joined the court of Hisstory. Be the first to start a new thread. As a result of census data collated during the era of the British Raj, the Awan tribe was invariably classified as ihstory exclusively Muslim; contemporary census figures underline that this essentially remains the status quo.
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Talbot’s assessment of the Awans, Rose also commented: September Learn how and when to remove this template message. He also considers the Awans to be of Arabian origin and traces their lineage to Ali, but according to him, Abdullah Rasul Mirza was the remote ancestor of the Awans; in the eighth century, he was made a commander of the army of Ghaur by Caliph Harun al-Rashid, the title of Awan being conferred upon him, and his descendants consequently being called Awans.
But some places are very important and must visit. These include figures such as: Furthermore, she states that Qutb Shah fled to the Subcontinent along with a small group of people due to Mongol attacks and joined the court of Iltutmish. They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period.
Awon Qutab Shah and 2. Brandreth believed the Awans to be remnants of Bactrian Greeks. Because the majority of Awans subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth Caliph Hazrat Ali Casf A though the bulk of those belonging to the tribe are not Shiasa number adopt the title, Alvi, although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans.
The originally Hindu character of these names is patent, and not explained away by the tradition that Chauhan and Khokhar took their mother’s name.
According to Philip Edward Jones: Alternative forms are Malek and Maalik.
Khokhar or Muhammad Shah who settled on the Chenab: The Awans have a strong martial tradition and are renowned for their bravery. Sabiha Shaheen who addressed this issue as part of her MA Thesis deems this theory tenable. Many have played and continue to play, prominent roles awwn areas as varied as politics, the armed forces, academia, literature and sport.
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