The Madhhij[1] as well as the people of Jurash[2] adopted Yaghuth[3] (as their god). Said the poet:

"May Wadd keep thee and bless thee!
For to us it is unlawful
With women to daily and wanton;
Thus our faith hath resolved[4]."

Said another:

"Yaghuth led us unto the Murad[5],
And we vanquished them before the morning."



1. Ishtiqaq p 237.

2. Buldan vol ii pp 55-66.

3. Ryckmans vol. i, p. 16; Wellhausen, pp 19-22.

4. The verse is by al-Nabighah al-Dhnbyani cf Le Dinan de Nabiga Dhobyani ed and tr. Hartwig Derenbourg, Paris 1869 also C. A. Nallino Il verso d'an-Naligah sul dio Wadd,' in Rendironte della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, ser. v, vol. XXIX (1920) pp 283 290.

5. Ishtiqaq p 238; Nashwan ibn-Said al Himyari Muntakhabat fi Akhbar al-Yaman min Kitab Shams al-Ulum wa-Dama Kalam al-'Arab min at Kulum ed. 'Azimuddin Ahmad, Leyden, 1916 p 97.