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Taʾabbaṭa S̲h̲arran
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, a nickname of the old Arab poet and Beduin hero, famed in legend, T̲h̲ābit b. Ḏj̲ābir b. Sufyān of the tribe of Fahm. Various explanations of it are given by the sources: “he carried mischief under his arm”, namely a sword, a knife (ḥamāsa), a ram which proved to be a g̲h̲ūl. or a skin full of poisonous snakes (Ag̲h̲ānī). His mother was according to one statement (in Fresnel) a negress, according to the Ag̲h̲ānī a woman of the Fahm tribe called Amīna, who afterwards married the Hud̲h̲ailī Abū Kabīr, who sought to take his step-son’s life. Taʿabbaṭa S̲h̲arrān was thro…

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Bräu, H. H., “Taʾabbaṭa S̲h̲arran”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5580>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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