Jāhiliyya

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Pre-Islamic era; age of ignorance in Islam's understanding of its history

Names

  • Arabic: جاهلية = Jāhiliyya 1
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.1 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993

Sources

  • 1Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 17, 18, 67, 76, 79, 90, 95, 112, 117, 123, 165, 171, 174, 224, 238, 302, 365, 366, 419 [Arabic].
    • Jāhiliyya: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 6, 50, 59, 62, 76, 83, 97, 103, 110, 150, 159, 208, 219, 375 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “Jāhiliyya” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/416.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML
  • Jessica Mutter: abstract and categorization, matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan
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