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Abān
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b. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd (Fihr.: Ḥumaid) al-Lāḥiḳī (i. e. son of Lāḥiḳ b. ʿUfair), also known as al-Raḳās̲h̲ī, because his family was under the patronage of the Banū Raḳās̲h̲, Arab poet, died in the year 200 (815-816). He was a friend of the Barmakides, for whom he put into verse the Kalīla wa-Dimna [q. v.]. He applied himself also to the same kind of work with other writings, particularly Persian and Hindoo: e. g. Sīrat Ards̲h̲īr, Sīrat Anūs̲h̲irwān, Kitāb Bilawhar wa-Būdāsif, Kitāb Sindbād, and Kitāb Mazdak. Besides this he wrote a cosmogonical poem entitled Ḏh̲āt al-Ḥulal, a work on the wisdom (ḥi…

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Houtsma, M. Th., “Abān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0011>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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