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Abū Nukhayla
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Abū Nukhayla, Yaʿmur b. Ḥazn b. Zāʾida b. Laqīṭ al-Ḥimmānī, known as al-Rājiz (d. ca. 147/764), was a poet of the late Umayyad and early ʿAbbāsid eras. There are disagreements about his name and kunya. Referring to al-Aṣmaʿī and Abū ʿAmr al-Shaybānī, Abū al-Faraj takes Abū Nukhayla to be the poet's actual name and Abū al-Junayd and Abū al-ʿIrmās to be his kunyas (Abū al-Faraj, 20/390; Ibn Ḥabīb, 283). Ibn Qutayba considers Yaʿmur his name and Abū Nukhayla his kunya (al-Shiʿr, 2/501; al-Āmidī, 296). His name was also recorded as Ḥabīb (Ibn ʿAsākir, 2/318). In addition, there…

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Arzandeh, Mehran and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Abū Nukhayla”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0186>
First published online: 2015

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