As you can see in this link, Banu Hashem is not بنوهاشم, but بنی هاشم in Arabic.

But u is used mostly for و and not for ی.

I'm puzzled here and I can't find a good answer for this.

Could you please help?

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    It's a kind of a computer bug with you, for me it's بنو هاشم‎ with و, in all the Wikipedia articles in different languages. Maybe it's about your computer font settings.
    – Yellow Sky
    Sep 18 '20 at 9:13
  • Here's a screenshot of how I see the page you gave a link to: i.imgur.com/O2SdcWn.jpg
    – Yellow Sky
    Sep 18 '20 at 9:17

The wikipedia page you link doesn't seem to show the form you see to me. Regardless, I suspect this is an issue of case

بنو هاشم with a wāw is the nominative form of Banū Hāshim, and is used when the noun is the subject of the sentence

بنی هاشم with a yāʼ is the accusative and genitive form, Banī Hāshim, and is used when the noun is the object of a verb, preposition, or is attached to by a noun in the construct state

The macron (the line over the vowel) indicates that it is long

  • But I have never heard of بنوهاشم in any text, and I'm an active Islamic researcher. Then how could it be? Sep 18 '20 at 11:47
  • ʾIʿrāb didn't survive into any modern vernacular, and is frequently omitted in Modern Standard Arabic, so it's not surprising that the nominative -ū form has become generalised
    – Tristan
    Sep 18 '20 at 12:19
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    @SaeedNeamati - Is islamweb.net good for you? Here's their page in Arabic stuffed with mentioning بنوهاشم with و.
    – Yellow Sky
    Sep 18 '20 at 15:25
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    @SaeedNeamati Your comments are very confusing. In the question, you say that Banu has <ī> instead of <ū> (I can’t type Arabic on my phone, so I’m using <> instead) on Wikipedia, even though the page seems to have <ū> on other people’s devices. Then in this comment you say you’ve never seen the <ū> form, which seems to be the opposite. Which form is it that you have seen and know? And which form is it you haven’t seen before? Sep 18 '20 at 15:31

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