al-Maʾmūn(10,126 words)

Rekaya, M.

, Abu ’l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh b. Hārūn al-Ras̲h̲īd , seventh ʿAbbāsid caliph. Born on 15 Rabīʿ I 170/14 September 786, “the night of the three caliphs” (death of al-Hādī, accession of al-Ras̲h̲īd, birth of the future al-Maʾmūn), he was the eldest of the eleven sons of al-Ras̲h̲īd. His mother, Marād̲j̲il, a concubine originally from Bād̲h̲g̲h̲īs, died soon after his birth and he was brought up by Zubayda, the grand-daughter of al-Manṣūr, wife of al-Ras̲h̲īd and mother of Muḥammad (the fut…

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Rekaya, M.. "al-Maʾmūn." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 25 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/al-mamun-SIM_4889>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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