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, a section of the Arab tribe of the Banū ʿUḳail, which in turn is a subdivision of the great group of the ʿĀmir b. Ṣaʿṣaʿa [q. v.]. Genealogy: al-MuntafiḲ b. ʿĀmir b. ʿUḳail (Wüstenfeld, Gen. Tab., D. 19). The very scanty information in Wüstenfeld can be supplemented by the notice which Ibn al-Kalbī gives of the Banu ’l-Muntafiḳ (Ḏj̲iamharat al-Ansāb, MS. Brit. Mus., fol. 130v—131r); but this little clan nowhere appears to play a great part in early history. The territory inhabited by the Banu ’l-Muntafiḳ is the same as that of the other divisions of the Ban…

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Vida, G. Levi Della, “al-Muntafiḳ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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