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Ibn Mayyāda
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Abū Sharāḥīl (or Shuraḥbīl) (al-)Rammāḥ b. Abrad b. Thawbān (d. 149/766), known as Ibn Mayyāda, was a Bedouin poet. His tribe was the Murra, a branch of the Dhubyān (a subtribe of the Ghaṭafān). He lived in western Najd (in the north-central Arabian Peninsula), in or near a place called Ḥimā Ḍariyya, close to the Ḥijāz. His father was a shepherd, despite being a descendant of al-Ḥārith b. Ẓālim (d. 600 C.E.), the leader of the Ghaṭafān, and a grandson of Salmā, the daughter of the famous poet Kaʿb b. Zuhayr (d. 26/646–7). Mayyāda was a name (or nickname) of his mother, a Slavic sla…

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Hussein, Ali Ahmad, “Ibn Mayyāda”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30642>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004356627, 2017, 2018-1

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