Mak̲h̲zūm
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, Banū , a clan of Ḳurays̲h̲ [q.v.] which achieved a prominent position in pre-Islamic Mecca. Although in the course of the 7th century A.D. the clans of ʿAbd S̲h̲ams and Hās̲h̲im [q.v.] went on to achieve greater prominence, a role of some importance was played in early Islamic history by Mak̲h̲zūmīs. They were for the most part descendants of al-Mug̲h̲īra b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar b. Mak̲h̲zūm, in whom the bayt of Mak̲h̲zūm reposed (al-Muṣʿab al-Zubayrī, Nasab Ḳurays̲h̲ , ed. Lévi-Provençal, 300; al-Balād̲h̲urī, Ansāb al-as̲h̲rāf , Süleymaniye ms. ii, 523; Ibn Haẓm, D̲j̲amhara , ed. Hārū…

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Hinds, M., “Mak̲h̲zūm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4829>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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