2. ʿUmar b. Abī Rabīʿa
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Up to this time, the tribe of Quraysh in Mecca had played hardly any role in poetry. However, in the first century of the Hijra there arose in their midst a poet whose skill was already—and deservedly—recognised by his contemporaries, |⁴⁶ and which the modern Arab world has learned to appreciate once again after a long period of relative neglect.

ʿUmar b. Abī Rabīʿa came from the famous house of Makhzūm. His father ʿAbdallāh, who was one of the ric…

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Carl Brockelmann, “2. ʿUmar b. Abī Rabīʿa”, 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_113020>
First published online: 2017

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