Abū ʿUbaida
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Maʿmar b. al-Mut̲h̲anna ’l-Taimī, celebrated philologist, born in 110 (728). His enemies asserted that he was of Jewish descent, and it is certain that he was not a member but a client of the tribe of Taim. Therefore he defended the rights of the non-Arabs, and belonged, as Goldziher has shown it, to the S̲h̲uʿūbites [q. v.]. He is also said to have been a Ḵh̲ārid̲j̲ite, which, however, must be understood, that he agreed with the Ḵh̲ārid̲j̲ites only in what regards certain questions, so that there …

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“Abū ʿUbaida”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0281>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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