8. Abū Miḥjan and al-Ḥuṭayʾa
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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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A younger contemporary of Muḥammad was Abū Miḥjan—whose real name is sometimes given as ʿAmr, though at other times as Mālik or ʿAbdallāh b. Ḥabīb—of the tribe of Thaqīf in the Hijaz. When the Prophet, after his capture of Mecca, also wanted to conquer this tribe, Abū Miḥjan took part in the defence of al-Ṭāʾif, the capital. However, when his tribe surrendered he converted to Islam, on 9 Ramaḍ…

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Carl Brockelmann, “8. Abū Miḥjan and al-Ḥuṭayʾa”, 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_112080>
First published online: 2017

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