Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Ḳais b. ʿAmr al-Ḥārit̲h̲ī, an Arab poet of the seventh century a. d., lived at first in Nad̲j̲rān [q. v.] and quarrelled with ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, son of Ḥassān b. T̲h̲ābit [q. v.], because the latter had addressed in song a married female relative of Nad̲j̲ās̲h̲ī in Medīna. After an exchange of lampoons with his opponent from his native place, he met him at the annual fair at Ḏh̲u ’l-Mad̲j̲āz and again in Mecca when ʿAbd al-Raḥmān not only proved inferior as a poet but suffered bodily injury, so that his aged …

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Nad̲j̲ās̲h̲ī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3389>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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