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al-Nābig̲h̲a al-D̲j̲aʿdī
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, Ḳays b. ʿAbd Allāh, according to Ibn al-Kalbī, Ḥibbān (var. Ḥassān) b. Ḳays b. ʿAbd Allāh, according to al-Ḳahd̲h̲amī, of the Banū D̲j̲aʿda (ʿĀmir b. Ṣaʿṣaʿa), poet of the muk̲h̲aḍramūn [q.v.] and a Companion famed for his longevity, to which he owes the honour of being included among the muʿammarūn [q.v.] by Abū Ḥātim al-Sid̲j̲istānī.

The biographical details concern the Islamic period only, and nothing or virtually nothing is known of his origins (the sole vestige, Dīwān, ed. Maria Nallino, no. IX, vv. 8-16). In 9/630, he took part in the wafd or deputation of the Banū D̲j̲aʿda to …

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Arazi, A., “al-Nābig̲h̲a al-D̲j̲aʿdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5704>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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