Note [original edition] : The people of
whose kings had the title of Tobba
commentators tell us that the Tobba
here meant was very potent, and built
or, as others say, demolished it; and that he was a true believer,
but his subjects were infidels1
This prince seems to have been Abu Carb Asaad,
who flourished about
seven hundred years before Mohammed,
and embraced Judaism,
which religion he
first introduced into Yaman
(being the true religion at that time, inasmuch as
was not then promulgated), and was, for that cause probably,
slain by his own people2
See the Prelim. Disc. §. I. p. 9.
Al Beidawi, Jallalo’ddin.
Al Jannabi. V. Poc. spec. p. 60.