3. Labīd and al-Aʿshā
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In volume 1 | book 1, The National Literature of the Arabs | Section 2, Muḥammad and His Time

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In the period of transition from paganism to Islam there were two eminent poets, both of whom had touched upon religious themes even before the coming of Muḥammad, one of whom was to adopt the latter’s teachings.

1. Abū ʿAqīl Labīd b. Rabīʿa came from a distinguished family of the Banū Jaʿfar, a branch of the Kilāb, which belonged to the Banū ʿĀmir, a subdivision of the Hawāzin tribe. Since he died of old age in the year 40/660 o…

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Carl Brockelmann, “3. Labīd and al-Aʿshā”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_112030>
First published online: 2017

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