Islamic Dynasties

This section contains dynastic charts of some of the main dynasties of the early and medieval Islamic world. The ones that are genealogically connected with the Prophet are also linked from his genealogical table directly (Shi'i imams, Umayyads, Abassids) or indirectly (Fatimids via Shi'i imams). Other dynasties (eg Hafsids) stand alone.

Because they would be very hard to manage otherwise, the tables have been split up. There is a base table of the Prophet Muhammad and the Quraysh, from branches of which all the early dynasties claimed descent. The branch off-point of each of these dynasties and their first caliph is shown in a different colour.

Please note: Click on the tables below to enlarge them.

The tables are:

  • The Prophet and the Quraysh

    The Prophet and the Quraysh genealogical table

  • The Umayyads

    The Umayyads genealogical tables

  • The Abbasids
    The Abbasids genealogical table
  • The Shi'i Imams

    The Shi'i Imams genealogical table

  • The Fatimids

    The Fatimids genealogical table

  • The Hafsid

    The Hafsid genealogical table