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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar
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ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (ca. 11 before hijra–73/611–692), was a son of ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb, and a famous Companion of the Prophet. He embraced Islam as a child and was 10 years old, or perhaps younger, when he accompanied his father on the hijra to Medina. He was 15 when he took part in the battle of Khandaq (‘the Trench’). From then on he was present at important events, such as the battle of Muʾta, the Bayʿat al-riḍwān (‘the oath of good pleasure’, see Q 48:18) and the conquest of Mecca (al-Wāqidī, 2/453, 488 et passim; Ibn Saʿd, 4/142–143; Ibn ʿAbd al-Bar…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0047>
First published online: 2015



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