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Ḥārith al-Hamdānī
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Ḥārith al-Hamdānī, Abū Zuhayr Ḥārith b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Kūfī (d. 65/685) was a follower (tābiʿī) and a companion of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (q.v.). He was also identified by the epithet ‘al-Aʿwar’, meaning he was blind in one eye (Ibn Qutayba, 586–587; Ibn Rusta, 224), a title by which he became known (al-Samʿānī, 1/192). Some sources record his father’s name as ʿUbayd Allāh instead of ʿAbd Allāh (Ibn Abī Ḥātim, 3/78). He belonged to the Banī Ḥawth (or Ḥūth) clan of the Hamdān tribe (Ibn al-Kalbī, 2/251; Ibn Saʿd, 6/…

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Tavoosi Masroor, Saeed and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥārith al-Hamdānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067137>
First published online: 2022

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