Dr. Houssain Kettani,
                Downtown, Fairbanks, Alaska, July 2008
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أنا محمد الحسين الشريف الكتاني. بُدئ إسمي بمحمد تبركاً بنبينا خير البرية عليه أفضل الصلاة وأتم التسليم، وأضيف إسم الشريف لأننا من آل بيته الأطهار. أما سبب تسميتنا بالكتاني فنسبة إلي جدنا آخر ملوك دولة الأدارسة بالمغرب أمير المؤمنين يحيى الثالث الكتاني والذى لقب بالكتاني لأنه أمر جنوده في معركة بتلمسان باستعمال خيم مصنوعة من الكتان بدل الصوف واالذى كان الدارج بالمغرب. أنتمى إلى فرع 11 في شجرة الشرفاء الكتانيين، وكذلك زوجتي ووالدة أمي، أما أمي فتنتمي لفرع 1. نسبي لخير البرية كالتالي:

أنا محمد الحسين (و1398هـ)[1978م] بن محمد علي (1360-1422)[1941-2001] بن محمد المنتصر بالله (1332-1419) [1914-1998] بن محمد الزمزمي (1305-1371) [1888-1952] بن محمد (1273-1345) [1857-1926] بن جعفر (1245-1322) [1830-1904] بن إدريس (ت1281) [ت1864] بن الطائع (1184-1264) [1770-1848] بن إدريس (1148-1194) [1735-1780] بن محمد الزمزمي (1122-1176) [1710-1762] بن مَحمد الفضيل (1088-1150) [1677-1737] بن العربي (1065-1122) [1655-1710] بن مَحمد (ت1083) [1672] بن علي الجد الجامع لكل للكتانيين الأحياء(ت1054) [1644] بن قاسم (ت1030) [1621] الجد الجامع للكتانيين بن عبد العزيز (ت997) [1589] بن محمد (ت950) [1543] بن قاسم (ت893) [1488] بن عبد الواحد (ت850) [1446] بن علي (ت790) [1388] بن محمد (ت750) [1349] بن علي (ت690) [1291] بن موسي (ت660) [1291] بن أبوبكر (ت590) [1194] بن محمد (ت550) [1155] بن عبدالله (ت490) [1097] بن الهادي (ت410) [1019] بن أمير المؤمنين يحيى الثالث الكتاني (ت393) [1003] بن عمران (ت350) [961] بن عبد الجليل (ت295) [908] بن أمير المؤمنين يحيى الثاني (ت252) [866] بن أمير المؤمنين يحي الأول (214-249) [829-864] بن أمير المؤمنين محمد (ت221) [836] بن أمير المؤمنين إدريس الأزهر (177-213) [793-828] بن أمير المؤمنين إدريس الأكبر فاتح المغرب ومؤسس الدولة الإدريسية (127-177) [743-793] بن عبد الله الكامل (68-143) [687-760] بن الحسن المثنى (37-97) [661-715] بن أمير المؤمنين الحسن السبط (3-50) [624-670] بن أمير المؤمنين علي (23- -40) [599-661] بن أبي طالب وسيدة نساء الجنة فاطمة الزهراء(19- -11) [605-633] بنت سيد الخلق رسول الله محمد (-54-11) [570-632] صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم.

من محمد صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ، إلى آدم عليه السلام: قال أبو محمد عبد الملك بن هشام ( النحوي ) : هذا كتاب سيرة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم . قال : محمد بن عبد الله (80- -50-) [545-570] بن عبد المطلب (147- -46-) [480-578]، واسم عبد المطلب : شيبة بن هاشم واسم هاشم : عمرو (163- -129-) [464-497] بن عبد مناف واسم عبد مناف : المغيرة بن قصي ، ( واسم قصي : زيد ) (229- -147-) [400-480] بن كلاب (257- -228-) [373-401] بن مرة بن كعب بن لؤي بن غالب بن فهر بن مالك بن النضر بن كنانة بن خزيمة بن مدركة ، واسم مدركة : عامر بن إلياس بن مضر بن نزار بن معد بن عدنان (ت1233-)[ت605-] بن ( أد ، ويقال ) : أدد بن مقوم بن ناحور بن تيرح بن يعرب بن يشجب بن نابت بن إسماعيل بن إبراهيم خليل الرحمن (3029- -2854-) [2347- -2177-] بن تارح ، وهو آزر بن ناحور بن ساروغ بن راعو بن فالخ بن عيبر بن شالخ بن أرفخشذ بن سام بن نوح (4979- -4029-) [4240- -3318-] بن لمك بن متوشلخ بن أخنوخ ، وهو إدريس النبي فيما يزعمون والله أعلم ، وكان أول بني آدم أعطى النبوة ، وخط بالقلم -ابن يرد بن مهليل بن قينن بن يانش بن شيث بن آدم (6979- -5979-) [6182- -5211-] صلى الله عليه وسلم .

I am Mohammed el Houssain ech Cherif el Kettani. This is an Arabic name. I go by Houssain, which means goody or cutie. Mohammed means the "praised one" and is added to my name after Prophet Mohammed's name to gain his blessings. He, peace and blessings upon him, had two grandsons from his daughter Fatima: Hassan and Houssain. Descendants of either is referred to as "Cherif" or "pure/clean/honest" and it is added to my last name since I am a descendant of Prophet Mohammed from his grandson Hassan. "el" means "the," "i" means "related to" while "Kettan" means "linen" (similar to cotton). We got this last name as we are descendents of Yahya III ibn Imarn (d. 1003), the last Idrissid ruler in Morocco/Algeria or Ameer al Mumineen (Prince of Believers). He was nicknamed "Kettani" after he ordered his troops in Tlemcen (in current Algeria) to use linen made tents instead of wool. I belong to Branch 11 in the Kettani Family Tree. So is my wife and my maternal grand mother, while my mother belongs to Branch 1. Having Prophet Mohammed in level one, then my level is 40, my parents, wife and grandma are in level 39. My lineage to Prophet Mohammed and beyond is as follows:

I am Mohammed el Houssain (b.1398H) [1978G] son of Mohammed Ali (1360-1422) [1941-2001] son of Mohammed al Muntaser billah (1332-1419) [1914-1998] son of Mohammed Azzamzami (1305-1371) [1888-1952] son of Mohammed (1273-1345) [1857-1926] son of Jafar (1245-1322) [1830-1904] son of Idriss (d.1281) [d.1864] son of Taye (1184-1264) [1770-1848] son of Idriss (1148-1194) [1735-1780] son of Mahammed Azzamzami (1122-1176) [1710-1762] son of Mohammed al Fadhil (1088-1150) [1677-1737] son of Al-Arabi (1065-1122) [1655-1710] son of Mohammed (d.1083) [1672] son of Ali (d.1054) [1644] son of Qassim (d.1030) [1621] son of Abdelaziz (d.997) [1589] son of Mohammed (d.950) [1543] son of Qassim (d.893) [1488] son of Abdelwahed (d.850) [1446] son of Ali (d.790) [1388] son of Mohammed (d.750) [1349] son of Ali (d.690) son of Musa (d.660) [1291] son of Abu Bakr (d.590) [1194] son of Mohammed (d.550) [1155] son of Abdullah (d.490) [1097] son of Al-Hadi (d.410) [1019] son of Ameer al Mumineen Yahya III el Kettani (d.393) [1003] son of Imran (d.350) [961] son of Abdul Jalil (d.295) [908] son of Ameer al Mumineen Yahya II (d.252) [866] son of Ameer al Mumineen Yahya I (214-249) [829-864] son of Ameer al Mumineen Mohammed (d.221) [836] son of Ameer al Mumineen Idriss al Azhar (177-213) [793-828] son of Ameer al Mumineen Idriss al Akbar (127-177) [743-793] the conquerer of Morocco and founder of the Idrissid Dynasty, son of Abdullah al Kamil (68-143) [687-760] son of Ameer al Mumineen Hassan al Muthanna (37-97) [661-715] son of Ameer al Mumineen Hassan Assibt (3-50) [670-624] son of Ameer al Mumineen Ali (-23-40) [599-661] bnu Abi Talib and Fatima Azzahra (-19-11) [605-633] daughter of Mohammed (-54-11) [570-632] the Prophet peace and blessings upon him. 

The lineage of Prophet Mohammed to Prophet Adam is given by Abdulmalek bnu Hisham in his biography (Seerah) of Prophet Mohammed: Mohammed son of Abdullah (-80- -55) [545-570] son of Abdul Mottaleb (AKA Shaiba) (-147- -46)[480-578] son of Hashim (AKA Amr) (-163- -129) [464-497] son of Abdimanaf (AKA Almoghira) son of Qusai (AKA Zayd) (-229 - -147)[400-480] son of Kilab (-257 -228) [373-401] son of Morra son of Ka'b son of Loay son of Ghalib son of Fihr son of Malik son of Annadr son of Kinana son of Khozaima son of Modrika (AKA Aamer) son of Ilyas son of Modar son of Nizar son of Ma'd son of Adnan [d. 605BC (d. 1233BH) after Nebuchadnezzar II returned to Babylon] son of Ad (AKA Adad) son of Maqwem son of Nahor son of Tayrah son of Yarob son of Yashjob son of Nebaioth son of Ishmael the Prophet c.(2943BH-2806BH)[2263BC-2130BC]  son of Abraham the Prophet c.(3029BH-2854BH)[2347BC-2177BC]  son of Terah (AKA Azar) son of Nahor son of Serug son of Reu son of Peleg son of Eber son of Salah son of Arphaxad son of Shem son of Noah c.(4979BH-4029BH)[4240BC-3318BC] the Prophet son of Lamech son of Methuselah son of Enoch (AKA Idriss) the Prophet son of Jared son of Mahalalel son of Kenan son of Enos son of Sheth the Prophet son of Adam the Prophet an the father of humans c.(6979BH-5979BH)[6182BC-5211BC] .   

Notes:
1. You can convert between Hijri (H) and Gregorian (G) calendars.
2. Unanimous agreement between biographers up to Adnan. After him there are some disagreements. But they agree that the line goes through Ismael and Abraham, Shem and Noah, Idriss to Adam, peace and blessings be upon them.
3. It is narrated by Ibn Abbas that Prophet Mohammed said: "Adam lived 1000 years." Ibn Abbas continued "And between Adam and Noah 1000 years, and between Noah and Abraham 1000 years, and between Abraham and Moses 700 years, and between Moses and Jesus 1500 years, and between Jesus and our prophet [Mohammed] 600 years."
  • These are lunar years, where 34 lunar years = 33 solar years. So 1000 lunar = 971 solar, and so on. So between departure of Jesus and Mohammed's prophethood (when he was aged forty lunar years) 600 lunar years or 582 solar. Prophet Mohammed was born in 54BH or 570AD. So Jesus departed in 29AD. He lived 33 lunar years or 32 solar years. So he was born in 4BC or 614BH.
  • Between Moses death and Jesus birth 1500 years (1456 solar). So Moses died in 1460BC or 2114BH. He lived 120 years (116 solar), became prophet at age 80 (78 solar). So Moses was born in 1576BC or 2234BH.
  • Between Ibrahim's death and Moses prophethood is 700 years (679 solar). So Ibrahim (Abraham) died in 2177BC or 2854BH. He lived 175 years (170 solar), so he was born in 2347BC or 3029BH.
  • Between Noah death and Ibrahim's birth 1000 years (971 solar). So Noah died in 3318BC or 4029BH. He lived 950 years (922 solar), so he was born in 4240BC or 4979BH.
  • Between Adam's death and Noah's birth 1000 years (971 solar). So Adam died in 5211BC or 5979BH. He lived 1000 years (971 solar), so he ascended to earth in 6182BC or 6979BH.
  • Human-like species before that period may not be descendant of Adam, peace be upon him.