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al-Ḥamdawī
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, Abū ʿAlī Ismāʾīl b. Ibrāhīm b. Ḥamdawayhī , better known as al-Ḥamdūnī (this nisba being due to a defective reading, cf. al-Samʿānī, Ansāb , ed. Hyderabad, iv, 241), minor poet of Baṣra in the 3rd/9th century. From his profession (that of kātib , Ibn Ḳutayba, ʿUyūn , iv, 89) and his origin, he belonged to the class of high officials of Persian origin in the ʿAbbāsid administration; his grandfather had been ʿarīf al-zanādīḳa under al-Mahdī from 168/784-5 (Goldziher, Ṣâliḥ b. Abd al-Ḳuddûs und das Zindîḳthum während der Regierung des Chalifen al-Mahdî , in Trans. Congress of Orientalists , …

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Arazi, A., “al-Ḥamdawī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8594>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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