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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 the other h…

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Pakatchi, Ahmad and Negahban, Farzin, “ʿAbd Allāh b. Wahb al-Rāsibī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0048>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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