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Al-Yamamah (Arabic: اليمامة, romanized: al-Yamāmah) is an ancient historical region lying in the Najd region of modern-day Saudi Arabia, or sometimes more specifically, the now-extinct ancient village of Jaww Al-Yamamah, near Al-Kharj, after which the rest of the region was named.
Only a handful of centralized states ever arose in Yamamah, but it figured prominently in early Islamic history, due to it becoming a central theater in the Ridda wars immediately following Muhammad's death. Despite being incorporated into the Najd region, the term al-Yamamah remains in use as a traditional and historical term to reference or emphasize the region's ancient past. The current headquarters of the Saudi government in Riyadh, for example, is known as the Palace of Yamamah.
- Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri, The Sealed Nectar, p. 227
- Akbar Shāh Ḵẖān Najībābādī, History of Islam, Volume 1, p. 194. Quote: "Again, the Holy Prophet «P sent Dihyah bin Khalifa Kalbi to the Byzantine king Heraclius, Hatib bin Abi Baltaeh to the king of Egypt and Alexandria; Allabn Al-Hazermi to Munzer bin Sawa the king of Bahrain; Amer bin Aas to the king of Oman. Salit bin Amri to Hozah bin Ali— the king of Yamama; Shiya bin Wahab to Haris bin Ghasanni to the king of Damascus"