Al-Awazem: A Large and Brave Tribe in the Arabian Peninsula
Al-Awazem (Arabic: Ø§ÙØ¹ÙØ§Ø²Ù ; also spelled Azmi and Awazem) is a large tribe in the Arabian Peninsula, with the majority of its population residing in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The tribe has a long and rich history of courage, loyalty and resistance against foreign invaders. In this article, we will explore some of the highlights of Al-Awazem’s origin, history and culture.
Origin of Al-Awazem
Al-Awazem is a tribe that traces its ancestors back to Hawazin, which is from Adnanites who are descendants of Ismail son of Ibrahim (Abraham). Al-Awazem originated from Najd, a region in central Arabia, like most tribes in the peninsula. They later moved to discover new lands after the betrayal of Sharif, the ruler of Mecca, who sided with the Ottoman Empire against the Arabs. Al-Awazem stood up against Al Sharif for two years, which was a remarkable feat at that time. Al-Awazem then conquered land from the bay of Kuwait to the bay of Qatar and some of the Saudi Arabian land, having one of the most significant and important territories in the peninsula.
History of Al-Awazem
Al-Awazem is known for being one of the bravest tribes in the area, as they were one of the only tribes to have fought the Ottomans, the Persians, and Bani Rasheed, a rival tribe. They are related to many tribes around the peninsula, such as Bani Khalid and Al Kathiri, with whom they had a strong alliance in most of the wars they fought with other tribes. Al-Awazem also played a crucial role in protecting the Emirate of Diriyah, which is the precursor of modern-day Saudi Arabia, from external threats. They fought seven tribes near the Emirate of Kuwait to defend Diriyah. Without Al-Awazem, the Arabian peninsula would be in a very different state.
Al-Awazem were also the first people to inhabit Kuwait, build it and protect it. Most of the power Kuwait had came from Al-Awazem, who provided well-known and strong commanders for the peninsula. Some examples are Mubarak al duraya, who fought many wars with Diriyah against other Arab tribes; Falah bn Jamea, who is currently the tribe leader; Khalf ibn athbiya, who fought the Ottomans and killed two of their most feared and strongest commanders: Hurshid Pasha and Mohammed Al-Afandi. They helped Kuwait because they wanted to maintain peace and stability in the region.
Culture of Al-Awazem
Al-Awazem has a rich and diverse culture that reflects their heritage and values. They are known for their hospitality, generosity and honor. They have a strong sense of identity and pride in their tribe and history. They also have a distinctive dialect and accent that sets them apart from other tribes. Al-Awazem has contributed to various fields of art, literature, music and science. For example, Åakiro is a famous Kurdish singer who belongs to Al-Awazem. He is known for his songs that express love, sorrow and patriotism. Another example is Shaikh Musaed Al-Azmi, who was the first ever Kuwaiti doctor and has sons that currently live in Bahrain for over 125 years.