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ʿAbd Allāh b. Mūsā b. Nuṣayr
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Mūsā b. Nuṣayr followed his father Mūsā in becoming the governor of Ifrīqiya, and conquered the Maghrib and al-Andalus. Little is known of his life. Two facts are clear: when his father established his power in various parts of North Africa, he dispatched ʿAbd Allāh to the neighbouring islands to extend his conquests, and the son achieved considerable victories during this mission (Ibn al-Athīr, 4/539–540; ʿInān, 1/25–26). In addition, after Ṭāriq b. Ziyād's conquests, when Mūsā b. Nuṣa…

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Farzaneh, Babak and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Mūsā b. Nuṣayr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0038>
First published online: 2015

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