Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Kaʿb b. Mālik
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh, a native of Medīna of the Ḵh̲azrad̲j̲ī tribe of Salima. After taking an active part in the sanguinary tribal battles in Medīna, he was won over to Islām even before the Ḥid̲j̲ra and took part in the momentuous second meeting at the ʿAḳaba [q. v.]. He was a poet and along with Ḥassān b. T̲h̲ābit [q. v.] and ʿAbd Allāh b. Rawāḥa [q. v.] was employed by Muḥammad to glorify his military exploits and answer the polemical poems of the enemies. He did not fight at Badr [q. v.] but was in most of the other…

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Buhl, Fr., “Kaʿb b. Mālik”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3753>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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