Manṣūr al-Namarī
(1,156 words)

, Arab poet of the 2nd/8th century.

1. Life . Abu ’l-Faḍl or Abu ’l-Ḳāsim Manṣūr [b. Salama] b. al-Zibriḳān al-Namarī, from the Namir b. Ḳāsiṭ, one of the tribes of Rabīʿa b. Nizār, was born at Ra’s al-ʿAyn probably at the beginning of the 2nd/8th century. Since the sources give no precise information regarding the various stages of life, it is useful, indeed essential, to examine his relations with the poets and leading political figures of his time. In fact, Manṣūr al-Namarī knew Muslim b. al-Walīd (d…

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Achèche, Taieb el-, “Manṣūr al-Namarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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