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Ḥudhayfa b. al-Yamān
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Ḥudhayfa b. al-Yamān, Abū ʿAbd Allāh (d. 36/656), a famous Companion of the Prophet Muḥammad and one of his Helpers (anṣār). He was a member of the Banū ʿAbs clan of the ʿAdnānī Saʿd al-ʿAshīra tribe. Through a treaty, his family was allied with the clan of the Banū ʿAbd al-Ashhal of the Aws tribe in Yathrib (Medina) (al-Kalbī, 440, 447; see al-Khaṭīb, 1/161, who states that his mother came from this tribe). His father’s name was Ḥisl or Ḥusayl, while his patronym, Yamān, was the name of either his father or one of his other forebears (al-Kalbī, 440; al-Wāqidī, 1/233; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 1/389;…

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Department of History and Translated by Mushegh Asatryan, “Ḥudhayfa b. al-Yamān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067249>
First published online: 2022

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