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Budayl b. Warqāʾ
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Before the advent of Islam, Budayl b. Warqāʾ was a highly-respected person in Mecca but there is little information about his life (ʿAlī, 4/15). After the commencement of the Prophet’s mission, especially after the Ḥudaybiyya peace treaty, the name of Budayl frequently appears in the accounts related to the early history of Islam (al-Wāqidī, 1/581; Ibn Saʿd, 2/96; al-Ṭabarī, 2/625). He and his fellow tribesmen, the Banū Khuzāʿa, were considered to be among the most loyal supporters of the Prophe…

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Noori, Mohammad and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Budayl b. Warqāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_05000016>
First published online: 2021

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