ʿUmāra al-Yamanī
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, Abū Ḥamza b. ʿAlī b. Aḥmad al-Ḥakamī, Nad̲j̲m al-Dīn, Arabic poet and prose writer, b. 515/1121 at Murṭān in Yaman, killed at Cairo in 569/1174.

In 531/1136-7 he began to study S̲h̲āfiʿī fiḳh at Zabīd, and then worked as a teacher, as a jurisprudent giving fatwās and as a trader, travelling between Zabīd and Aden, this being in the time of Nad̲j̲āḥid rule there [see nad̲j̲āḥids ]. As well as connections with these last, he thus also acquired connections with the S̲h̲īʿī Zurayʿid ruler in Aden Muḥammad b. Sabaʾ as well as with ʿAlī b. Mahdī of the Mahdids [q.v.], and was already addressing ve…

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Editors, P. Smoor, shortened by the, “ʿUmāra al-Yamanī”, 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_COM_1285>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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