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Abū ʿAwn
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Abū ʿAwn, ʿAbd al-Malik b. Yazīd al-Jurjānī (d. 168/784), a leader of the ʿAbbāsid supporters in Jurjān, and governor of Egypt and Khurāsān during the reign of three ʿAbbāsid caliphs, Abū al-ʿAbbās al-Saffāḥ, Abū Jaʿfar al-Manṣūr and al-Mahdī.

Abū ʿAwn was from Jurjān and, according to one account, a client (mawlā) of the Banū Hināʾa (al-Kindī, 101; Ibn ʿAsākir, 10/536; Yāqūt, 3/678), but according to another, is said to have hailed from the Banū ʿAtīk (al-Azdī, 125, 128, 136), both being clans of the tribe of Azd (Ibn Ḥazm, 473). This tribe, a…

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Ali Kazem Beigi, Mohammad and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Abū ʿAwn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0105>
First published online: 2015

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