Who are the Zaidi's?

Zaidi's are originally descendants of the Prophet Muhammed (as), who used to reside in what is now currently modern day Saudi Arabia. The Zaidi family name begins with the son of Imam Zain-Al-Abideen (as) - He was the Prophet Muhammed's great-grandson. The son's name was Zaid. And thus all those who can trace their lineage through Zaid are known as Zaidis. Like most Arabs during that era, the Zaidis lived in a tribal structure. This tribe ended up moving from Arabia to the regions of modern day Iran and Iraq. From there the Zaidi tribe settled in many parts of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

Family Tree

Hazrat Adam(AS) ->
... -> several generations ->
Hazrat Nooh(AS) ->
... -> several generations ->
Hazrat Ibrahim(AS) ->
Hazrat Ismail(AS) ->
... -> several generations ->
Abde Manaf ->
Hashim ->
Hazrat Abdul Muttalib(AS) ->
Hazrat Abdullah(AS) ->
Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha(SAW) ->
Hazrat Ali(AS) + Janab Fatima Zehra bint Hazrat Muhammad Mustapha(AS) ->
Hazrat Imam Husain(AS) ->
Hazrat Ali Ibn Al-Husain(AS)(also known as Hazrat Imam Zain-al-Abideen) ->
Hazrat Zaid Shaheed(AS) -> ZAIDIs

The Zaidi Directory

I've started a Zaidi directory to list all those who have Internet access. So if you are a Zaidi
or partially Zaidi and desire to have your name listed,please fill out the following form to
submit your request:

Zaidi Entry Form or Submit Changes to your Zaidi Directory Entry

View Zaidi Directory

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