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Mroueh Family History

This information was gathered from an old map created by one of the Zrarieh Mrouehs for which I only have half the document :-(.

Anyway, the text it does have reads:

Historical investigation that was undertaken by Sheikh Salman Mroueh proved that the Mroueh family that are living in the following areas:

Jabal Aamel area of Lebanon, Ladi'eh in Syria, Jaleel in Palestine, Arbat in Jordan, Najf in Iraq, Qom in Iran

and with the families of: Sabbagh, Shirara, Al-Zein, Al-Faquieh, Baydoun, Zahir, Reda, Halaweh, Jaber

Are all founded by Malek Al Ashtar, who was a leader from the Yemeni Tribe of Al Nakhay (or Al Naghy and in some reports from Hamadan).

He took part and fought bravely in the Battle of Yarmook. He had brave attitudes in stopping the Romans' attacks against the Muslim Army. So, his eye was split by a sword, namely, its lower lid was split. Thus, he was called al-Ashtar (which is the Arabic work for Torn or Ripped).

Malek Al Ashtar was placed as a governor of Egypt in 658 AD (or 38 A.H. if you prefer) by the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (peace be with him).

The imam Ali said of the tribe: If I was the doorkeeper of heaven, I would let in the people of Hamadan enter in peace.

More details on Malek Al Ashtar can be found here: and here:


There is also a Russian web site on an ancient city of Eski Yurt where more information can be found (you can have the site transalted by google in to English):


Origins of the Mroueh name

Ali Bin Yahya Al Baha'i was named Mroueh when he killed the Turkish Leader of Shikief fort. Al Baha'i was supporting Fakhredine in his struggle against the Ottaman empire. The name, Mroueh, was bestowed meaning 'honour' and 'Generousity'.