Ḥassān b. T̲h̲ābit
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b. al-Mund̲h̲ir b. Ḥarām , of the K̲h̲azrad̲j̲ tribe of Yat̲h̲rib (later Medīna), traditionally known as the “poet laureate” of the Prophet, is more correctly the most prominent of several poets who were associated with the rise of Islam, and one who already had an established reputation in the D̲j̲āhiliyya. When Muḥammad arrived at Medina, Ḥassān was of mature age (though probably not yet 60—which is the age given by most authorities including Ibn Isḥāḳ who relies directly on Ḥassān’s grandson Saʿīd—or even 52 or 53 years old as other authori…

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ʿArafat, W., “Ḥassān b. T̲h̲ābit”, 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_2800>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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