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The findings of the geneticist, S. Dorning, suggest that the Awans are ethnically distinct from Jats and Rajputs, thus negating theories that propose the Awan tribe originated from Jat or Rajput groups.The Awans have a unique distinction of being the only Punjabi tribe which has no adherents of Hinduism or Sikhism and is a totally Muslim tribe which adds weight to their claim of Arabian ancestry.
The Awans have a strong martial tradition and are renowned for their bravery and courage. They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period. Awans also held prominent military positions during the Mughal era. According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Babur and the Awans of Jalandhar, who claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhi, were particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi. In the early nineteenth century, one of the most powerful men in Delhi was Malik Durrab Khan Awan. Apparently ,serving in armies has been their oldest profession in light of their fearless nature. The Awans were amongst those the British considered to be "martial races" (a designation created by officials of British India to describe "races" - peoples - that were thought to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle and to possess qualities such as courage, loyalty, self-sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness and fighting tenacity and to be hard-working and adept at military strategy. The British recruited heavily from these "martial races" for service in the colonial army) and as such, formed an important part of the British Indian Army, serving with distinction during World Wars I and II. Awans formed part of the core Muslim group recruited by the British during the First and Second World Wars.Contemporary historians, namely Professor Ian Talbot and Professor Tan Tai Yong, have authored works that cite the Awans (amongst other tribes) as being looked upon as a martial race by not only the British, but neighboring tribes as well. The Pakistani military has always heavily recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of soldiers, many of whom today occupy many of the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army. Awans in general enjoy a respected status in Pakistan. Many have played and continue to play, prominent roles in areas as varied as the military, business, politics and literature. On a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or landowning class. Many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries. They often carry titles typical to Punjabis who own tracts of ancestral land such as Malik, Chaudhry and Khan, depending on the area they live in as they are now widely dispersed all over the Punjab, NWFP and parts of Sindh and Balochistan. Hence they speak the language of the region they are settled in now. The modern surname system often results in members of the same family with different surnames, some choosing their position as a surname i.e. Malik or Chaudhry, and some choosing their clan/tribe/family name of Awan. As a result of census data collated during the era of the British Raj, the Awan tribe was invariably classified as being exclusively Muslim; contemporary census figures underline that this essentially remains the status quo. Pakistan is home to 4,579,000 members of the Awan tribe (all Muslim). [not in citation given] In India, 15,000 Awans have declared themselves to be Muslims (an insignificant number belonging the tribe, totaling sixty individuals, has declared itself to be Christian). Data does not exist to show that the tribe counts adherents of the Hindu and Sikh faiths amongst its ranks, a unique feature even amongst Punjabi tribes that are predominantly comprised of Muslims.
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First of all the misconception is there were two Personalities known as Qutb Shah entered to subcontinent 1. Awan Qutb Shah and 2nd is Qutb Haider Shah is wrong, they both are same and the Qutb Haider Shah was known as Awan Qutb Shah and he was Governor of Hairat when he Helped and joined his army with Sher Shah. yes his sons were Hazrat Muhammed Kandlan and Hazrat Abdullah Golra. Qutb Haider Shah's was known by his Father's name Awan Qutb Shah who's one wife was Hindu reverted from that wife he had sons whom's names can be provided.