128

Paris has "grinds them," which is more expressive but not supported by the MSS.

128a

Among related verses, the closest parallel is one by the famous poet Abul-Fath al-Busti. Cf. Yiqut, Irshad, ed. Margoliouth (E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Series, No. 6) (Leiden & London, 1907-27), 1, 65; (Cairo, 195557),1, 163; al-Ghazzali, Ihya', IV, 208.

129

Qur'an 49.95 (94).

130

Like the Tubba's, the Adhwa' (pl. of dhu) are a group of South Arabian rulers referred to in Muslim historical literature.

131

Cf. n. 62 to Ibn Khaldun's Introduction, above.

132

Cf. pp. 890 ff., below.