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Al-ʿAbbās b. Mirdās
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Al-ʿAbbās b. Mirdās (d. after 23/644), was an Arab poet and one of the Prophet's Companions and was known as a mukhaḍram poet, that is, one who lived part of his life before, and part of it after the advent of Islam. His kunya is given as Abū al-Faḍl and Abū al-Haytham. His great grandfa-ther's name is given in the sources as Abū ʿĀmir or Abū Ghālib b. Rifāʿa b. Ḥāritha (Ibn Ḥazm, 263; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 2/817; al-Marzubānī, Muʿjam al-shuʿarāʾ, 102). Blachère (p. 274–275) estimates his date of birth at ca. 570. Little is known about his life, and the accounts found in the so…

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Mohammad Seyyedi, Seyyed and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Al-ʿAbbās b. Mirdās”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0017>
First published online: 2015

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