Saturday, August 7, 2010

Syed Family from Burhana

The Burhana Syed family has a separate history of its own. The Syed Zahooruddin who migrated to Jaipur from Werstern Uttar Pardesh is the founder of the Syed family. He has three son and six (6) daughter.Elder son,Syed Jafar married from the Kazmi family of Manglore,Middle son Mohd Usman Siddiqui married from Siddiqui Family ,Mufti moholla Merrut and younger son Syed Riyazuddin Bari married from Israr family from Ratul(Bagpat), which enhanced the influence of Syed family.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Meaning of Syed

It is the family name, of people, who are offspring of Islam's Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). great grand children of Fatima (daughter of the Prophet).

In arabic, this name, is also used to Chief of tribe, or an honored man. Also meaning "always in control" or "master"

History of Syed Families-South Asia?

Syed families in South Asia are direct descendants of the Prophet of Islam through his daughter Fatimah Zahra and son-in-law Ali. The term is generally a honorific title like Sir or Lord. More than 14 million South Asians claim Prophet's descent[2] in South Asia. This accounts for approximately 3% of the Muslim population of South Asia. Their ancestors migrated from different parts of the Arab world, Iran, Central Asia and Turkestan, during the invasion of Mongols and other periods of turmoil.

These migrations occurred during the periods of Mahmud Ghaznavi, Delhi Sultanate and Mughals and continued till late into the 19th century. Some of the early migrant Syeds moved deep to the peninsular part of India, in the region of Deccan plateau in the reign of Bahmani Sultanate/Bahmani kings and later Qutb Shahi kings of Golconda, Nizam Shahi of Ahmadnagar, and other kingdoms of Bijapur, Bidar and Berar.

The history of Syeds or Syeds in South Asia dates back to more than 1000 years ago. Several Syeds visited India as merchants along with the general Arab traders or mostly escaping from Abbasid, Umayyad and Ottoman empires. They also ruled over India during the Delhi Sultanate during the short-lived period of 1414-1451.Their name again figures in Indian history at the break up of the Mughal empire, when the Syed Brothers created and dethroned Emperors at their will (1714–1720). The first Mahommedans appointed to the Council of India and the first appointed to the Privy Council were both Syeds. Important Syed communities in India include the Sadaat Amroha, Saadat-e-Bara, Syeds of Hallaur and the Syed of Gujarat.