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Families Of Poets
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The Badrāb

The Badrāb ʿAwaḍiyya, the descendants of Badr w. Salmān b. Yāsir al-ʿAwaḍī (for a notice of Badr w. Salmān, see K. al-ṭabaqāt, 126), are a Jaʿalī clan settled at Qōz Badr near Shendi.

al-Naqar W. al-Shāʿir

Seven of al-Naqar’s descendants were particularly renowned as poets of madāʾiḥ, among them: Ṣāliḥ al-Amīn and his son, Muḥammad b. Ṣāliḥ al-Amīn

The Diqūnāb

The Diqūnāb or Diqunāb were a family of ʿĀliyāb Jaʿaliyyūn who were known especially for their introduction of new melodies and a new rhythm, m…

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“Families Of Poets”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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