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Abū ʿUbayda b. al-Jarrāḥ
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Abū ʿUbayda ʿĀmir b. ʿAbdallāh Ibn al-Jarrāḥ (d. 18/639) was an early Companion of the Prophet, from the tribe of Banū l-Ḥārith, of the Qurayshī clan of Fihr, one of the ten aristocratic clans of Mecca—the so-called al-Abtaḥiyyūn—who were settled in the lower quarters of Mecca by the ancestor of Muḥammad Quṣayy b. Kilāb. Abū ʿUbayda’s family had joined the internal covenant of al-muṭayyabūn (the perfumed ones), headed by the clan of Banū ʿAbd Manāf, against the rival camp headed by Banū ʿAbd al-Dār. His family was also involved in the clashes between the Qu…

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Athamina, Khalil, “Abū ʿUbayda b. al-Jarrāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004161641, 2007, 2007-3

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