عنوان مقاله [English]
Identifying an important part of the events of early Islam depends on the identification of Arab tribes, in ignorance age norms, and internal trends and their intertribal disputes. Kendeh tribe is considered as one of the most powerful Yemeni tribes before Islam and it was of a considerable role concerning the political changes of early Islam due to having strong, courageous warriors as well as the awareness of its heads.
The present writing has investigated the data present in the early sources and reported the way of development, origin, intertribal branches, religion, residence, the most important events occurred in this tribe before and after the advent of Islam and then it has studied the way of their believing in Islam and the origin of their apostasy following the departure of Prophet Mohammad PBUH. The last part of the article has been devoted to the investigation of the positive or negative role of some outstanding characters of this tribe within the political and social changes of the first half of the first century after hijrah.