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Abū Dhuʾayb al-Hudhalī
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Abū Dhuʾayb al-Hudhalī, Khuwaylid b. Khālid b. al-Muḥarrith (d. 28/649) a mukhaḍram poet, i.e. a contemporary of the Prophet whose life bridged the era of the jāhiliyya (lit. ignorance) and of Islam. The information about him is a mixture of fact, fable, and also reports that were possibly fabricated by narrators of jāhilī (pre-Islamic Arab) poetry, which makes it difficult to establish an accurate picture of his life. During the two periods of his life, the one before the advent of Islam and the one after, numerous significant events occurred wh…

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Mohammad Seyyedi, Seyyed and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Dhuʾayb al-Hudhalī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0122>
First published online: 2015

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