Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Banu ’l-), one of the two main Jewish tribes of Madīna, settled in Yat̲h̲rib from Palestine at an unknown date, as a consequence of Roman pressure after the Jewish wars. Al-Yaʿḳūbī (ii. 49) says they were a section of the Ḏj̲ud̲h̲ām Arabs, converted to Judaism and first settled on Mount al-Naḍīr, whence their name; according to the Sīra Ḥalabīya (Cairo, iii. 2) they were a truly Jewish tribe, connected with the Jews of Ḵh̲aibar. This seems the more probable, but a certain admixture of Arab blood is possible; like the other Jews of Madīna they bore Ara…

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Vacca, V., “Naḍīr”, 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_3385>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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