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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿĀmir b. Kurayz
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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿĀmir b. Kurayz, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (4–59/625–679) was a military commander and governor of the early Islamic period, and one of the conquerors of Khurāsān. He was descended from the ʿAbd Shams clan of the Quraysh tribe, and related to the third caliph, ʿUthmān b. ʿAffān (Ibn Saʿd, 5/44; al-Zubayrī, 147; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 9/356). ʿAbd Allāh was born in Mecca, and according to some accounts, his father ʿĀmir took him to the Prophet while he was performing the ʿumra, or lesser pilgrimage, and the Prophet received the child with kindness and attention (Ibn Saʿd…

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Da`i Reza'i Muqaddam, Shadi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿĀmir b. Kurayz”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0025>
First published online: 2015

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