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Aḥmad b. ʿĪsā

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
b. muḥ. b. ʿalī b. al-ʿarīḍ b. ḏj̲aʿfar al-ṣādiḳ (the great-grand-son of ʿAlī), called al-Muhād̲j̲ir "the Emigrant", saint and legendary ancestor of the Ḥaḍramī sayyids . He left Baṣra in 317/929 accompanied by Muḥammad b. Sulaymān (alleged ancestor of the Banū Ahdal [ q.v.]) and Sālim b. ʿAbdallāh (ancestor of Banū Ḳudaym), was prevented from visiting Mecca until next year by Abū Ṭāhir al-Ḳarmaṭī’s occupation and settled with his companions in Western Yaman (region of Surdud and Sahām). In 340/951 he left with his son ʿUbayd Allāh for Ḥ…

ʿAydarūs

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(ʿEdrūs, often misunderstood as Idrīs; etymology obscure, cf. S̲h̲illī, Mas̲h̲raʿ , ii, 152) a family of learned sayyid s and ṣūfī s in South Arabia, India and Indonesia, belonging to the Saḳḳāf branch of the Bā ʿAlawī [ q.v.] and still playing an important rôle in Ḥaḍramawt. Wüstenfeld ( Çufiten , 29 ff.) quotes from al-Muḥibbī the details on more than thirty members of the family down to the 11/17th century. In the 19th century there ¶ were in Ḥaḍramawt five ʿAydarūs manṣab s, at Ḥazm, Bawr, Ṣalīla, T̲h̲ibī and Ramla. Among…

Ḥassān, Bā

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
( Banū ), a branch ( ḅaṭn ) of the South Arabian tribe of Kinda [ q.v.], living in Ḥaḍramawt and descended from Ḥassān b. Muʿāwiya b. Ḥārit̲h̲ b. Muʿāwiya b. T̲h̲awr b. Mur(at)tiʿ b. Kinda. One member of it was ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAlī Ibn/Bā Ḥassan al-Ḥaḍramī (750-818/1349-1415), whose chronicle ( Taʾrīk̲h̲ Ibn Ḥassān , also called

(388 words)

Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(cf. bū ), genealogical term used in S. Arabia, especially among the sayyids and mas̲h̲āʾik̲h̲ of Ḥaḍramawt, to form indivi…

ʿAlawī

(129 words)

Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(ʿAlluwī < Ahl ʿAlī, according to v. Maltzan, Reise , 356), tribe and district on the caravan route ʿAdan-Ḳaʿṭaba-Ṣanʿāʾ, the smallest among the "nine cantons" of the Western Aden Protectorate. It lies between ʿĀmirī (N) and Ḥaws̲h̲abī (S) territory and formerly belonged to the ʿĀmir (v. Maltzan, loc. cit.), but later it became semi-independent and signed a treaty with the British in 1895. Population: 1000-1500. The s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ lives at al-Sawda, which is the only place of some importance, with a landing ground for aircraft. (O. Löfgren) Bibliography Handbook of Arabia (Admiralty), i…

ʿAdan

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Author(s): Löfgren, O
( Aden ) (i) town, (ii) British crown colony, (iii) British protectorate in S.W. Arabia. (1) Town and seaport on the South coast of Arabia, in British possession since 1839, with a mixed population of ca 35,000. ʿAdan (cf. akkad. edinu "steppe")…

Banyar

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
, a confederation of South Arabian tribes, mainly Banū ʿĀmir, Banū Yūb (Ayyūb), Āl-ʿAzzān ¶ and Al ʿUmar, living north of Kawr ʿAwd̲h̲illa (cf. art. ʿAwd̲h̲alī) in al-Ḍāhir, Mark̲h̲a and Wādī Maʿfarī (also called W. Banyar). The Banyar once belonged to the Sultanate of al-Raṣṣāṣ in Miswara; their chief town is al-Bayḍāʾ [cf. art. …

Hurmuz, Bā

(128 words)

Author(s): Löfgren, O.
, a South Arabian mas̲h̲āyik̲h̲ -family to which belongs the Ḥaḍrami ṣūfī

Baḥraḳ

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
ḏj̲amāl al-dīn muḥammad b. ʿumar b. mubārak b. ʿabd allāh b. ʿalī al-ḥimyarī al-ḥaḍramī al-s̲h̲āfiʿī S. Arabian scholar and Ṣūfī. b. 869/1465 in Saywūn, d. 930/1524 in India. After studies in ʿAden and Zabīd he was ḳāḍī of S̲h̲iḥr for some time, then settled in ʿAden and found favour with its governor, the Amīr Mard̲j̲ān. After the death of his patron in 927/1521 he went to India …

al-Ahdal

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(plur. Mahādila, < *Mahdalī for am-Ahdalī(?); on etym. cf. al-Muḥibbī, i, 67, Wüstenfeld, 6), a family of sayyids living mostly in SW Arabia, descended from the sixth ʿAlid imām Ḏj̲aʿfar al-Ṣāḍik. Their ancestor, ʿAlī b. ʿUmar b. Muḥ. al-Ahdal, called Ḳuṭb al-Yaman, and his son Abū Bakr (d. 700/1300) were famous ṣūfīs, living in the little town of Murāwa…

Bā ʿAbbād

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
, a family of Ḥaḍramī mas̲h̲āʾik̲h̲ and scholars, associated with the shrine of the prophet Hūd. Among its members were (1) ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Bā ʿAbbād al-Ḥaḍramī (d. 687/1288) and (2) Muḥammad b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d. 721/1321) both of them buried in S̲h̲ibām (al-S̲h̲ard̲j̲ī,

ʿAwlaḳī

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(pl. ʿawāliḳ , vulg. Mawāleḳ; for the etymology, see Landberg, ii, 1684 f.) (a) tribal confederation and (b) territory in South Arabia, between the Indian Ocean and the desert (Ramlat Sabateyn). It is the eastermost district of the Western Aden Protectorate. The boundaries are, in the W the Faḍlī, ʿAwd̲h̲alī and Bayḥānī districts, in the E the Ḏh̲iēbī territory of ʿIrḳa, the Wāḥidī sultanate of Bal-Ḥāf and the indeterminate area of Ḏj̲erdän, ʿIrma (ʿUrma) with S̲h̲abwa, and Āl Burayk. This country is divided by Kawr al-ʿAwd (the continuation of Kawr ʿAwd̲h̲illa) into two halves of very different…

Bayḥān

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
( bēḥān ), wādī and territory in South Arabia, situated between Wādi Ḥarīb [ q.v.] in the west, and Wādī Mark̲h̲a (with the high plateau of the Nisiyyīn) in the east (cf. art. ʿawlaḳī ). This long valley, stretching from the Kawr ʿAwd̲h̲illa (cf. art. ʿawd̲h̲alī ) ca. 100 km. (65 miles) northward, until its dry “delta” disappears in the desert Ramlat Sabatayn, was once the centre of the ancient state of Ḳatabān [ q.v.]. Thanks to the American expedition in 1950 the main part of Bayḥān now is by far the best known of all South Arabian districts.…

ʿAwd̲h̲alī

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
, (pl. ʿawād̲h̲il , coll. ʿAwd̲h̲illa; cf. al-ʿAwd (with d for

ʿAt̲h̲r

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
or ʿat̲h̲thar (both pronunciations are well attested, the second one mostly in poetry, cf. LA, TA s.v.). (1) Mountain…

Dat̲h̲īna

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
( in Ḳatabanic inscriptions), a district in South Arabia, situated between the lands of the ʿAwd̲h̲illa (see art. ʿawd̲h̲alī ), in the north-west and the ʿAwāliḳ (see art. ʿawlaḳī ), in the east. It belongs to the Western Aden Protectorate and has ca. 8000 inhabitants. The country is called by Hamdānī g̲h̲āʾiṭ , a steppe, a description still applicable to the greater portion of it. The climate is dry and the soil is fertile only in the north-east, where it produces tobacco, wheat and maize. …

G̲h̲alāfiḳa

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
(or G̲h̲ulāfiḳ(a), G̲h̲ulayfiḳa; pl. of g̲h̲alfaḳ = ṭuḥlub “sea-moss”), a coast town in the Tihāma of Yaman, situated half-way between Ḥudayda and Zabīd, at the southern end of a bay (Ḵh̲or G̲h̲alāfika). Here was in earlier times the main port of Zabīd, whose west gate is cal…

al-ʿĀra

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Author(s): Löfgren, O.
, a place on the S. shore of Yaman, W. of ʿAdan, on Ṣubayḥī territory, between ʿUmayra (Khor Omeira) and Suḳyā (Sukayya). Ibn al-Mud̲j̲āwir (ca. 600/1200) makes it the starting point of several routes. Al-S̲h̲ard̲j̲ī (d. 893/1488) still calls this headquarter of the Banū Mus̲h̲ammir “a big village” (cf. Abū Mak̲h̲rama Taʾrīk̲h̲ T̲h̲ag̲h̲r ʿAdan , ii, 91 f., …
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