Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Rabīʿa and Muḍar
(2,520 words)

, the two largest and most powerful combinations of tribes in ancient Northern Arabia.

The name Rabīʿa is a very frequent one in the nomenclature of the Arab tribes. More important tribes of this name within the Muḍar group are the Rabīʿa b. ʿĀmir b. Ṣaʿṣaʿa, from which came the Kaʿb, Kilāb and Kulaib, then the Rabīʿa b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Kaʿb, Rabīʿa b. Kilāb, Rabīʿa b. al-Aḍbaṭ and Rabīʿa b. Mālik b. Ḏj̲aʿfar; also the Rabīʿa b. ʿUḳail and Rabīʿa b. Ḏj̲aʿda; three branches of the ʿAbd S̲h̲ams also bear this nam…

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Kindermann, H., “Rabīʿa and Muḍar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3736>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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