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Jews and Arabs in pre- and early Islamic Arabia
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Variorum collected studies series ; CS639

Collected studies ; CS639
Publication Information:
Aldershot ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, 1998
Physical Description:
1 vol. (various pagings) : maps ; 24 cm.


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Most of the articles in this volume belong to what can be described as the preparatory work which is prerequisite to the study of pre- and early Islamic history. Lecker's interests include tribal Arabia (including tribes in the Yemen and Hadramawt), the history of the Arabian Jews, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, and early Islamic literature in general. While the studies are based on a wide range of sources, they often focus on illuminating small accounts which are analyzed and placed in their historical context. The comprehensive index renders the articles easily accessible.

Table of Contents

Jews and Arabs Before Islam: Idol worship in pre-Islamic Medina (Yathrib)
A note on early marriage links between Qurashis and Jewish women
Zayd b. Thabit, 'a Jew with two sidelocks': Judaism and literacy in pre-Islamic Medina (Yathrib)
'Amr ibn Hazm al-Ansari and Qur'an 2, 256: 'No compulsion is there in religion'
Hudhayfa b. al-Yaman and 'Ammar b. Yasir, Jewish converts to Islam
Muhammad at Medina: Yahud/'uhud: a variant reading in the story of the 'Aqaba meeting
Waqidi's account on the status of the Jews of Medina: a study of a combined report
Muhammad at Medina: a geographical approach
On the markets of Medina (Yathrib) in pre-Islamic and early Islamic times
On Arabs of the Banu Kilab executed together with the Jewish Banu Qurayza
The Hudaybiyya-treaty and the expedition against Khaybar
The bewitching of the Prophet Muhammad by the Jews: a note à propos 'Abd al-Malik b. Habib's Mukhtasar fi l-tibb
Tribes in the Yemen: The conversion of Himyar to Judaism and the Jewish Banu Hadl of Medina
Judaism among Kinda and the ridda of Kinda
Kinda on the eve of Islam and during the ridda
Arabic and Islamic Literature: Biographical notes on Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri
The death of the Prophet Mahammad's father: did Waqidi invent some of the evidence?
Biographical notes on Abu 'Ubayda Ma'mar b. al-Muthanna
Addenda et corrigenda