Ka'b bin Zuhayr
He was the eldest son of Zuhayr ibn Abî Sûlmâ, also a noted poet. He was also one of six men who refused the Prophet's call to accept Islam: All the other members of Kaʿb's family (the Muzainah) became converts to Islam, and when his brother Bujair adopted the new faith, Kaʿb wrote a bitter and sarcastic poem which came to the notice of the Prophet, and Kaʿb was outlawed.
By means of a clever stratagem, however, Kaʿb gained access to Muḥammad and recited a famous eulogy, called, from the first two words, Banat Su'ad. He was rewarded with the Holy Mantle that Muhammad was wearing (the Burda or Hırka-i Şerif), and converted to Islam. Kaʿb is reported to have died soon after.
- Penzer, Norman Mosley. "The Harem", Chapter XI
- The Burda of Hadrat Ka'b bin Zuhair
- "Kaab ibn Zuhair". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.