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Abū al-Walīd al-Ḥimyarī
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Abū al-Walīd al-Ḥimyarī, Ismāʿīl b. Muḥammad b. ʿĀmir (d. ca. 440/1048) was a man of letters, a scribe and poet from Seville (Ishbīliyya). His father's laqab was Ḥabīb; Ibn al-Abbār (1/180) explicitly mentions this fact, which was also pointed out in a piece quoted by Abū al-Walīd himself (p. 139). In this piece, a poet calls Abū al-Walīd's father ‘Ḥabīb’ in a eulogy he presents to him. In spite of this, it appears that the style of writing names and titles in the early sources has resulted in confusion; i.e. ‘with the …

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Kashian, Iran-naz and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū al-Walīd al-Ḥimyarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0231>
First published online: 2015

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