Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Saʿd
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b. ʿUbāda b. Dulaim b. Ḥārit̲h̲a b. Abī Ḥazīma b. T̲h̲aʿlaba b. Ṭarīf al-Ḵh̲azrad̲j̲ī, a contemporary of Muḥammad’s. The distinguished and prosperous Saʿd was one of the few people who were able to write in Arabia in his time; he was besides celebrated as a fine swimmer and archer. In the history of Islām we first meet with his name in the accounts of the second meeting at al-ʿAḳaba [q. v.] where he is mentioned among the nine Ḵh̲azrad̲j̲īs who were chosen to be guarantors (naḳīb) of the new converts. He then fell into the hands of the Meccans and was severely handled by them; i…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “Saʿd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5021>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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