K̲h̲abbāb b. al-Aratt
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, abū ʿabd allāh or abū yaḥyā or abū muḥammad or abū ʿabd rabbihi , a Companion of the Prophet. Tradition is not unanimous about his origin. Some reports state that his father was captured in a raid launched by the Rabīʿa in the Sawād, sent to Mecca and sold as a slave to Sibāʿ b. ʿAbd al-ʿUẓzā al-K̲h̲uzāʿī, a confederate ( ḥalīf ) of the Banū Zuhra; Sibāʿ (who was later killed by Ḥamza in the battle of Uḥud) gave him as a gift to his daughter Umm Anmār who freed him. In a tradition attributed to ʿAlī he is said to have been the first of the Nabaṭ to embrace Islam. Other traditions claim that the mothe…

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Kister, M.J., “K̲h̲abbāb b. al-Aratt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4113>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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