Th poet Amru'ul Qais was a member of the princely family of Kinda.
Bahrein, inhabited chiefly by the Bani'Abd Qais and the Bani Bakr, was largely subject to Persian influence near its coast, and a Persian governor, Sebocht, resided in Hajar, its chief town.
Abu Qais, appointed admiral, showed its usefulness by the capture of Cyprus.
Muhajir, with the help of Ikrima, succeeded with difficulty, but thoroughly, in defeating Amr ibn Ma'dikarib and Qais ibn `Abd Yaghuth in Yemen and Ashath ibn Qais in Hadramut.
Single poems of four of theseAmru-ul-Qais, Tarafa, Zuhair and `Antara - appear in the JIo`allakat (q.v.).
Qais ur-Rugayyat was the poet of `Abdallah ibn uz-Zubair (Abdallah ibn Zobair) and helped him until circumstances went against him, when he made his peace with the caliph.
Qais is the principal branch of the Moelar.
Qais, knew beforehand that this appeal would be made.
The mother of Yazid, Maisun, belonged to the most powerful tribe in Syria, the Kalb, and it seems that this and the cognate tribes of Qoda'a (Yemenites) had enjoyed certain prerogatives, which had aroused the jealousy of the Qais and the cognate tribes of Modar.
Qais, seemed to be wavering in his loyalty.
This battle became the subject of a great many poems and had pernicious consequences, especially as regards the antagonism between the Qais-Modar and Kalb-Yemenite tribes.
The Qais could not leave unavenged the blood shed at Merj Rahit.
For about ten years the Syrian and Mesopotamian deserts were the scene of a series of raids, often marked by great cruelty, and which have been the subject of a great many poems. Abdalmalik had need of all his tact and energy to pacify ultimately the zealous sectaries, but the antagonism between Yemenites (Kalb and Azd) and Madarites (Qais and Tamim) had been increased by these struggles, and even in the far east and the far west had fatal consequences.
Nafi ` through north Africa and the foundation of Kairawan, his successor Qais b.
He belonged to the tribe of Qais, and was very severe against the Azd and other Yemenite tribes, who had more or less favoured the part of Yazid b.
In these years the antagonism between Qais (Modar) and Yemenites became more and more acute, especially in Khorasan.