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Abū Dulaf, Misʿar b. Muhalhil
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Abū Dulaf, Misʿar b. Muhalhil al-Khazrajī al-Yanbūʿī, was an Arab traveller, poet and man of learning. The date and location of both his birth and his death remain unknown, although there is no doubt that he lived some time during the 4th/10th century in the eastern lands of the caliphate (Bulgakov, 11). He was known as Misʿar b. Muhalhil (al-Thaʿālibī, 3/352), a name which has been in common use in the Arabian Peninsula since the earliest times and is confirmation of his Arab origin (Krachkovskiĭ, …

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Enayatollah Reza and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Dulaf, Misʿar b. Muhalhil”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0123>
First published online: 2015

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