al-Hamdānī
(1,387 words)

, Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan b. Aḥmad b. Yaʿḳūb b. Yūsuf b. Dāwūd b. Sulaymān Ḏh̲i ’l-Dumayna al-Bakīlī al-Arḥabī , often named Ibn D̲h̲i/Abi ’l-Dumayna or Ibn al-Ḥāʾik “The weaver’s (i.e., the poet’s) son” after his ancestor Sulaymān, who was a poet (cf. Iklīl , x, 197), South-Arabian scholar, most famous as antiquarian, genealogist, geographer and poet. On account of his rich and varied literary production he was called “the tongue of South Arabia” ( lisān al-Yaman ).

Al-Hamdānī, whose family originated from al-Marās̲h̲ī in the territory of Bakīl, was born in Ṣanʿāʾ in the…

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Löfgren, O., “al-Hamdānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2666>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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