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Ahmad Bin Mohamad Bin Ali al-Yemeni

9th century writer in Arabic who discusses a wide variety of topics related to lesbianism.

LHMP entry

An Appendix of Texts from the Arabian Middle Ages Concerned with Female Homosexuality

”On the Mention of Grinding and Grindings” in al-Yemeni, Ahmad Bin Mohamad Bin Åli (d. 850).

Explains the nature of “grinding” and the vocabulary.

Notes the hadith the equates grinding with fornication.

Gives the story of Hind credited as the first “grinder”.

Gives the story of Rughum and Najda (tragic lovers).

Chapter 2 - Constructing and deconstructing sexuality: New paradigms for “gay” historiography

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