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ʿAmr b. Ḥamiq al-Khuzāʿī
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ʿAmr b. Ḥamiq al-Khuzāʿī (d. 50/670 or 51/671) was a Companion of the Prophet and a partisan (shiʿa) of Imam ʿAlī. Little is known about his life before he met the Prophet. Apparently his ancestor Kāhin b. Ḥabīb al-Khuzāʿī lived in the ʿUsfān region to the north of Mecca (Ibn al-Athīr, al-Kāmil, 2/17).

The sources differ as to how and when ʿAmr became a Muslim. According to some, he did so at the time of the treaty of Ḥudaybiyya (Muʿammar, 54; Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, 2/863), others suggest that it was during the Prophet’s farewell pilgrimage (ḥijjat al-wadāʿ ) (Ibn Qutayba, 291; Ibn ʿAsākir, 45/4…

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Masoud Tareh and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “ʿAmr b. Ḥamiq al-Khuzāʿī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0276>
First published online: 2015

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