ʿAlids(1,706 words)

Lewis, B.

, descendants of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, who had eighteen sons (according to most works on ʿAlid genealogy, but fourteen according to another version given by al-Ṭabarī and eleven according to al-Masʿūdī), and seventeen daughters. His sons were as follows:

By Fāṭima; al-Ḥasan, al-Ḥusayn, and al-Muḥsin (or Muḥassin). The third does not appear in all sources.

By Ḵh̲awla; Muḥammad, known as Ibn al-Ḥanafiyya.

By Umm al-Banīn; ʿAbbās the elder, ʿAbd Allāh, ʿUt̲h̲mān the elder, Ḏj̲aʿfar the elder.

By al-Ṣaḥbāʾ, called Umm Ḥabīb; ʿUmar.

By Laylā bint Masʿūd; Abū Bakr ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, ʿUbayd Allāh.

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Lewis, B.. "ʿAlids." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 26 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/alids-SIM_0543>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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