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b. K̲h̲uwaylid b. Nawfal , from the Bedouin Banū Faḳʿas, a part of the tribe of Asad, one of the false prophets who arose in Arabia during the lifetime of the Prophet Muḥammad and afterwards.

Details of Ṭulayḥa’s life and activity before Islam are virtually unknown. Whereas certain clans of the Asad were connected with the religious and economic institutions of pre-Islamic Mecca, Ṭulayḥa’s clan, Faḳʿas, had no such links. Neither does it seem to have taken a side in the struggle between Mecca and Muḥammad until the last phase of…

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Landau-Tasseron, Ella, “Ṭulayḥa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7615>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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