Quraysh & Bani-Hashem (FGC8712+, L859+, FGC10500+, DYS485=14)- Background



Alawis, Hashemis, Qurayshis


This project intends to track down individuals, and their Y-DNA kits, who tested positive for FGC8712, L859, FGC8703, FGC10500, CTS8308, FGC8702, FGC9581, and/or L615 markers.

It is believed that:
* L859+ individuals are descendants of Quraysh
* FGC8703+ individuals are descendants of Hashem
* FGC10500+ individuals are descendants of Imam Ali (AS)

Below is the most updated phylogenetic tree of the Quraysh (& FGC8712) Project:

Hashem tribe emerged in west Arabia (Hijaz) and migrated to the south (Yemen) or to the north east (Levant and Mesopotamia). Sayeds & Sahrifs with well known lines of succession tested positive for L859 and FGC10500 markers. Here is the historical and geographical distribution of current FGC8712+, Quarshi, Hashemi, and Alawite kits:

A Y-STR model of Imam Ali bin abi-Taleb (AS) was generated based on the 54 available Alawite kits:

FGC8712 and its downstream SNPs are defined as a branch of the greater J1 phylogenetic tree (characterized by the M267 SNP-marker):

Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismael (Ishmael), Isacc, and Haroon (Aaron) are considered major forefathers in the J1 phylogenetic tree.

The age of FGC8712 subclade is believed to be ~3300-3800 yBP (years before present). Individuals who tested positive for this marker (FGC8712) are welcome to join the Quraysh project.

To browse SNPs and their positions on the Y DNA, please use the ISOGG YBrowse Tool:

General Fund