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Qurayẓa (Banū al-)
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One of the Jewish tribes of Medina and traditionally part of the triad that also includes the Banū Qaynuqāʿ (q.v.) and the Banū l- Naḍīr (see naḍīr [banū al-] ). Although the origin of the Qurayẓa, like that of the other Medinan Jews, and their coming to Medina (q.v.) are not known with certainty, the sources provide some information concerning their role in pre-Islamic times. Thus, members of the Qurayẓa allegedly persuaded the Yemenite ruler Asʿad Abū Qarib not to attack Medina and caused him to convert to Judaism (see jews and judaism; yemen; pre-islamic arabia and the qurʾān; south arabia…

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Schöller, Marco, “Qurayẓa (Banū al-)”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00348>

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