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Name derived from the Arabic al- yaman, which indicates the south of the Arabian peninsula. Etymologically, al-yaman means “the south” and is the opposite of al- shām, “the north” (see syria ). These two words are themselves derived from Arabic terms for right and left. Before Islam there is no evide…

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Robin, Christian Julien, “Yemen”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00223>

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