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.
|Published (Last):||16 April 2004|
|PDF File Size:||1.83 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||15.97 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Awans in general enjoy a respected status in Pakistan.
Malik Fazal Dad Khan has supported this theory but with some modifications. Brandreth believed the Awans to be remnants of Bactrian Greeks.
Amin Chand’s History of Sialkot gives a curious pedigree of the Awans which is pictured here: The Awans have a unique distinction of being the only Punjabi tribe which has no adherents of Hinduism or Sikhism and is a totally Muslim tribe which adds weight to their claim of Arabian ancestry. According to Sir Malcolm Darling, the Awans are the: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Use dmy dates from January Articles containing Urdu-language text Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from March All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from August Ethnic groupssocial groups and tribes of the Punjab.
According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Baburand the Awans of Jalandharwho claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhiwere particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
Punjabi tribes Social groups of Pakistan. Awan soldier in uniform.
Alternative forms are Malek and Maalik. Many Awans, histry from East Punjab, prefer writing Alvi or Alavis with their name to pronounce their ancestry from Ali ibn Talib,the son in law of the Prophet. With him came six of his many sons: Threads for this page.
September Learn how and when to remove this template message. According to Rose not only are the Awans of Arabian origin, he also accepted that they are indeed the descendants of Qutab Shah. Khokhar or Muhammad Shah who settled on the Chenab: On a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or ugdu class. It should be noted that these theories were partly founded on grounds of phonetics, geographical considerations and observational coincidences, and remain conjecture having never been corroborated by the Awan tribe or neighboring clans.
Rise To Power Awans: Chauhan who colonised the hills near the Indus 5: He 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 Haroon-ur-Rasheed, hisrory title of Awan being conferred upon him, and his descendants consequently being called Awans.
Baab Ul Awan
Awan History Other theories have been adduced by the Awans regarding their origins, but most of these hypotheses also point to the tribe being descended from Awon Qutab Shah, who entered the Indian subcontinent as part of a military campaign and traced his bloodline to Ali R A.
Apply to be a Writer Report page Hjstory this. They often carry titles typical to Punjabis  who own tracts of ancestral land.
Amongst such names are those of H. Other theories have been adduced by the Awans regarding their origins, but most of these hypotheses also point to the tribe being descended from Awon Qutab Shah, who entered the Indian subcontinent as part of a military campaign and traced his bloodline to Ali R A.
Because the majority of Awans subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth Caliph Hazrat Ali R 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.
In Kohat towards Khushalgarh they resemble the Awah of the Salt Range, but elsewhere in that District are hardly distinguishable from the Bangash and Niazais among whom they live. Hisrory a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or landowning class. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Many Awans from East Punjab also migrated to and settled in Faisalabad.
Numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore, where a section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi. This article needs additional citations for verification. Pakistan —Oxford University MPress, p. According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Babur and the Awans of Jalandhar, who claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhi, were particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. On a rural level, Awans historically were of the zamindar or landowning class  and many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries.
Most Awans maintain and have always maintained they are descended from an individual named Qutb Shaha ruler of Herat and a general in the army of Mahmud of Ghazniwho himself was a Hashemite descendant of the Prophet Muhammad ‘s cousin and son-in-law, Ali but by a wife other than the Prophet’s daughter, Fatimah.
Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on their close kin the Janjuas in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind, and a densely populated centre not far from Lahore. The most extensive study of the tribe was conducted during the era of the British Raj, and as a result of census data collated during this period, the Awan tribe was invariably classified as being exclusively Muslim.
The Awan deserve close attention, because of their historical importance and, above all, because they settled in the west, right up to the edge of Baluchi and Pashtun territory.
The modern surname system often results in members of the same family with different surnames, some choosing their position as a surname i.
MALIK AWAN HISTORY – THE MALIK AWAN
Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on the Janjua in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind, and a densely populated centre not far from Lahore.
Gurjar Parihar Bhati Baisla. Cunningham looked upon the Awans as a Rajput clan, whereas Kaul was of the opinion that the tribe was of either Jat or Rajput origin, pointing to the fact that in Sanskrit, the term Awan means “defender” or “protector” and asserting that this title was awarded by surrounding tribes due to the Awans successfully defending their strongholds against ihstory.
As a dominant tribe the eastern limits of their position coincide approximately with the western border of the Chakwal and Pind Dadan Khan tahsils, but they have also spread eastwards along the foot of the hills as far as the Sutlej, and southwards down that river valley into Multan and Jhang. In addition, Awans can also be found in Afghanistan and some parts of India. Its population is concentrated in the aean of RawalpindiAttockChakwalHiwtorySargodhaKhushab particularly the Soon ValleyMianwali ] Awan tribes residing here are believed to have been the sole occupants of the Mianwali Salt Range for nearly six hundred yearsGujranwalaHafizabadGujratSialkotNarowaland Layyah and is also scattered throughout the rest of Punjab.
Awankari is also a dialect of Punjabi. Brandreth believed the Awans to be remnants of Bactrian Greeks.