Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, the name of a South Arabian tribe, the genealogy of which is given as Yaʿfur b. Mālik b. al-Ḥārit̲h̲ b. Murra b. Udad b. Humaisaʿ b. ʿAmr b. Yas̲h̲d̲j̲ib b. ʿArīb b. Zaid b. Kahlār b. Sabaʾ; they are included among the Ḥimyar. Their land coincided in the main with the former Turkish ḳaḍā of Taʿizzīya and was divided into Upper and Lower Maʿāfir. Al-Hamdānī, who has the fullest-information about the al-Maʿāfir, gives the following places in their area:

1. al-Ḏj̲uwwa (the modern Sūḳ el-Ḏj̲uʾa between the Ḏj̲ebel Ṣelw and Ḏj̲ebel Bedu) which was ruled by the family of Ḏh̲u ’…

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Grohmann, Adolf, “Maʿāfir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4968>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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