Rāfiʿ b. Hart̲h̲ama(153 words)

Bosworth, C.E.

, a soldier of fortune who disputed control of K̲h̲urāsān with other adventurers and with the Ṣaffārid Amīr ʿAmr b. al-Layt̲h̲ [q.v.] in the later 3rd/9th century, d. 283/896.

Rāfiʿ had been in the service of the Ṭāhirids [q.v.], and after the death in 268/882 at Nīs̲h̲āpūr of the previous contender for power in K̲h̲urāsān, Aḥmad al-K̲h̲ud̲j̲istānī, he set himself up as de facto ruler of K̲h̲urāsān, subsequently securing legitimisation from the ʿAbbāsid caliphs when al-Muwaffaḳ [q.v.] broke with the Ṣaffārids. By 283/896, however, ʿAmr managed to defeat Rāfiʿ and to dri…

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Bosworth, C.E.. "Rāfiʿ b. Hart̲h̲ama." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 22 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/rafi-b-harthama-SIM_6183>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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