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ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿd
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿd b. Abī Sarḥ al-ʿĀmirī, Abū Yaḥyā (d. 35 or 36/656), Companion of the Prophet, governor of Egypt, a commander in the army of the caliph ʿUthmān and the conqueror of Ifrīqiya. He belonged to the ʿĀmir b. Luʾayy, a clan of the Quraysh, from which his nisba al-ʿĀmirī derives (Ibn Saʿd, 7/496; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 11/19; see also Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 3/918). ʿAbd Allāh embraced Islam and joined the Prophet in Medina before the conquest of Mecca (Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, 3/918). He was the first individual from the Quraysh to be appointed by the Pr…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Saʿd”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0042>
First published online: 2015

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