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Banū G̲h̲ifār
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b. Mulayk b. Ḍamra b. Bakr b. ʿAbd Manāt b. Kināna , a small Arab tribe, being a subdivision of the Banū Ḍamra b. Bakr, who in their turn formed a branch of the Kināna. The G̲h̲ifār lived in the Ḥid̲j̲āz between Mecca and Medina; some of their abodes are mentioned by the geographers. Very little is known of their history in pre-Islamic times: one of their members is mentioned ( Ag̲h̲ānī 1, xix, 74, 5) in the brawls preceding the Fid̲j̲ār-war [q.v.]. A quarrel between the G̲h̲ifār and the Banū T̲h̲aʿlaba b. Saʿd b. Ḏh̲ubyān is referred to in a poem quoted by Yāḳūt, Muʿd̲j̲am , ii, 202 f. A woman of …

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Fück, J.W., “Banū G̲h̲ifār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2501>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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