Although the Huwaidi family is big and found in many different places of the world (even Germany), the Huwaidi family that lives in Saihat, Saudi Arabia, is considered to be a small family in the community. The roots of the family has been virtually cut due to difficulty of transportation back then. The oldest available roots date back to Hussain Huwaidi who died around 1930. How did the family come and when is still unknown.
There are two main tribes that have the surname of Huwaidi, one of which comes from Qahtan and the other comes from the prophet Mohammed (PBUH). It is not known which of these tribes the one in Saihat belongs to. It may also belong to neither of the tribes due to conflicting names. Only God knows.
Like any other families, there some individuals who have been pioneers and figures in some fields. Husaain Mansour Huwaidi has established the acting movement in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Ali Hasan Huwaidi is a pioneer in art and beautiful paintings. Faisal Hasan Huwaidi established the modern music movement in the city. Mohammad Huwaidi partook a US-Patent in regards to sorting huge datasets. He also participated in building one of the largest supercomputers in the Middle East. Also, nobody in Saihat can forget Na’eem Hussain Huwaidi and his contribution to the local team. Contributions were not limited to the males in a chauvinistic society, but also extended to the girls of the family as Sara Abudullah Huwaidi has many poetic and prose contributions before passing her 20’s.
In summary, there are three main branches:
- Abdullah Huwaidi
- Hussain Huwaidi
- Mansour Huwaidi