Posted on 06/28/2012 by __socrates

Negus. The King of Abyssinia, often mentioned in the history of Muhammad. At-Tabari, in his history, p. 127, say: “Now a just king was there (Abyssinia) named an-Najashi. It was a land where the Quraish used to do merchandise, because they found abundance of food, protection, and good traffic.” (Muir’s Life of Mahomet, vol. ii. p 133.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam