Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, a patronymic from the name of the Arab tribe of the Banū ʿUd̲h̲ra [q.v.], a small tribe of the Ḥid̲j̲āz, probably of Ḳaḥṭanid descent (cf. Ag̲h̲ānī2 , vu. 72—73), which amalgamated with the Ḏj̲uhaina; the remnants of them are still to be found to-day near Yanbūʿ (Ḥid̲j̲āz) and in the Egyptian Sūdān.

Ḥubb ʿud̲h̲rī, “ʿUd̲h̲rī love”, is in the history of Islāmic thought a literary and philosophical theme, related to the “platonic love” of the Greeks from which it is derived, and to the amour courtois of the western Christian middle ages which it inspired.

This theme, which probably was inv…

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Massignon, Louis, “ʿUd̲h̲rī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5872>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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