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K̲h̲uzāʿa
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, an ancient Arab tribe of obscure origin. Muslim genealogists assuming a Muḍarī origin of K̲h̲uzāʿa based their argument on an utterance attributed to the Prophet according to which the ancestor of the tribe, ʿAmr b. Luḥayy [q.v.] was a descendant of Ḳamaʿa (= ʿUmayr) b. K̲h̲indif, thus tracing their pedigree to Muḍar (Ibn His̲h̲ām, al-Sīra al-nabawiyya , ed. al-Saḳāʾ, al-Abyārī and S̲h̲alabī, Cairo 1355/1936, i, 78; al-Balād̲h̲urī, Ansāb al-as̲h̲rāf , ed. Muḥammad Ḥamīdullāh, Cairo 1959, i, 34; al-Fāsī, S̲h̲ifāʾ al-g̲h̲arām bi-ak̲h̲bār al-balad al-ḥarām , Cairo 1956, ii, 44-…

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Kister, M.J., “K̲h̲uzāʿa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4354>
First published online: 2012
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