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However, the word is now also used in different parts of the world by Muslims to refer specially to a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. For example, if someone is called a 'Syed/Sayyid' in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Malaysia etc., then that person is descended from the prophet of Islam.
Afghanistan[change | change source]
In Afghanistan, Sadat (Sayyids) are recognized as an ethnic group. On 13 March 2019, addressing the Sadat gathering at the presidential palace (Arg), President Ashraf Ghani said that he will issue a decree on the inclusion of Sadat ethnic group in new electronic national identity card (e-NIC).
President Ashraf Ghani decreed mentioning 'Sadat tribe' in the electronic national identity on 15 March 2019.
References[change | change source]
- "President Ghani to Issue Legislative Decree on Recognizing 'Sadat' as Ethnic Group". Ariana News.
- "'Sadat Ethnicity' to be Inserted in e-NIC". 13 March 2019.
- Hamdard, Azizullah (15 March 2019). "Ghani decrees mentioning Sadat tribe in electronic ID card".
- "Ethnic Identity and Genealogies". Program for Culture and Conflict Studies – Naval Postgraduate School.