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ʿAbd Allāh b. Wahb al-Rāsibī
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ʿAbd Allāh b. Wahb al-Rāsibī (d. 38/658) one of the leaders of the first Khārijīs who opposed arbitration of the battle of Ṣiffīn between ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib and Muʿāwiya. He was from the Banū Rāsib, a branch of the Azd tribe (al-Ṭabarī, 5/186; Ibn Ḥajar, 5/100). There are a few reports about his life prior to the period of the arbitration. According to Ibn Ḥajar, who includes him among those personages connected with the Companions of the Prophet, he actually met the Prophet (Ibn Ḥajar, 5/100); on th…

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Ahmad Pakatchi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Wahb al-Rāsibī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0048>
First published online: 2015

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