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The Kindih tribe was a major Ghahtanid tribe of Yemen, inhabiting areas near Hadhramawt, before they migrated to Najd. Because of the effective role played by Ash‘ath ibn-i Gheys-i Kindi and his clan in a number of events of early Islam, familiarization with his tribe’s past in the pre-Islamic Jahiliyyah period is of considerable importance. Investigating this topic helps us to have a better understanding of some ambiguous and dark corners of the early history of Islam such as the Riddah incident, the Islamic conquests and other topics of the kind in which Ash‘ath and his family had been involved one way or another.