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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṭīʿ
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṭīʿ (d. 73/692) was a famous supporter of ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Zubayr (q.v.), and for a while governed Kūfa as his representative. He was from the Banū ʿAdī branch of the Quraysh (Ibn al-Kalbī, 108; al-Balādhurī, 10/480; Ibn Qudāma al-Maqdisī, 436). His father, whose name was initially al-ʿĀṣ and then changed by the Prophet to Muṭīʿ, embraced Islam after the conquest of Mecca and died during the caliphate of ʿUthmān (Ibn Saʿd, 5/450; al-Balādhurī, 10/480; Ibn Ḥazm, 158). ʿAbd Allāh's un…

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṭīʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0040>
First published online: 2015

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