The Arab genealogical tradition divides the Arab people into two main groups; Qahtanites (southerners) and Adnanites (northerners), referring to the areas of Arabia which are regarded as their homelands. The Qahtanites are held to be descended from the biblical Qahtan, a descendant of Noah, while Ishmael is the father of the Adnanites.
The map below shows places of Qahtanite and Adnanite tribes at the Time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The Arab League has had eight secretaries-general. Except for one when Egypt’s membership was suspended in 1979 due to a unilateral peace treaty with Israel, all secretaries-general were Egyptians.
After Egypt returned to the Arab League in 1989, the headquarters, which never saw completed construction in Tunis, return to Cairo.