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Abū Dahbal al-Jumaḥī
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Abū Dahbal al-Jumaḥī, Wahb b. Zamʿa (d. ca. 125/743), Meccan poet of the Umayyad period, belonging to the Banū Jumaḥ tribe (a branch of the Quraysh) and one of the five outstanding poets in whom the Quraysh took pride (al-Zubayrī, 393; Krenkow, 1017). His mother Huzayl (Huzayla) was the sister of ʿAbd Allāh b. Salama, the famous Companion of the Prophet from the Hudhayl tribe. In his verses, Abū Dahbal frequently took pride in the two tribes of Banū Jumaḥ and Hudhayl, glorifying his origins (pp. 44–45, 47–48, 64–65; ‘Shiʿr Abī Dahbal’, 2).

His birth is estimated by F. Krenkow to have oc…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah, Pur Mohammad Shir Ju Posht, Rahmat and Translated by Saeed Saeedpoor, “Abū Dahbal al-Jumaḥī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0119>
First published online: 2015

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