In one of the comparatively rare references to the Muqaddimah in the 'Ibar, Ibn Khaldun refers to this chapter as proof of the spuriousness of the alleged Sassanian genealogy of the Bayids; cf. 'Ibar, III, 395. And again, in 'Ibar, V, 436 f., and in VI, 7 f., he refers to it as an argument against the alleged descent of the Syrian tribe Al Fail and their chief, Muhanna', from 'Abbisah, the sister of ar-Rashid. Cf. pp. 28 ff, above, and p. 272, below.


In the deleted section which immediately preceded this one. Cf. n. 59.


Ibn Khaldun once more uses the word nazif


Berber u, p1. ait, "son."


According to the vocalization in D, the name reads Yagh (a) mrasin. The Autobiography suggests the vocalizations Yagha/imrisa/in; cf. Autobiography, p. 453. Modern scholarship commonly uses the wrong form Yaghmu/orasa/in. It seems to have been influenced by the occurrence of the name of Yaghmir for the same man. But his name is also pronounced Ghamrasen, in modern Tlemcen, according to A. Bel in his edition of Yabyi Ibn Khaldun, Histoire des Beni 'Abd el-Wad (Algiers, 1903/4), p. 157 (n.3).


Cf. Surdon and Bercher, p. 26. Referring the Arabic pronoun to "the usefulness of (such a noble descent)" would imply that Yaghamrasin was skeptical as to the religious merit of 'Alid descent.


Cf. n. 60 to this chapter. A brief sketch of the history of the Fadl, down to the present, is given in M. von Oppenheim, Die Beduinen (Leipzig, 1939), 1, 350 ff.


Cf. pp. 54 f., above.