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Abū Muslim al-Khawlānī
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Abū Muslim al-Khawlānī, ʿAbd Allāh b. Thuwab, also known as Ibn Mishkam, was a renowned follower (tābiʿ) (al-Kalbī, 1/215; al-Balādhurī, 2/277; Ibn Manjawayh, 1/357). He was from the Qaḥtānī clan of the Banū Khawlān tribe of Yemen, the majority of whom eventually settled in Greater Syria (al-Shām) (al-Samʿānī, 5/234; Ibn Khallikān, 1/142, 2/511). His father's name was also recorded as Ayyūb or ʿAwf (Ibn Ḥazm, 418; al-Bukhārī, 3(1)/59; Ibn Manjawyah, 1/357, cf. 2/401), a confusion which stemmed from a misreading…

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Department of History and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Abū Muslim al-Khawlānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0179>
First published online: 2015

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