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Abū Muslim al-Khurāsānī
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Abū Muslim al-Khurāsānī was a famous Persian dāʿī (missionary) and commander (ca. 100–137/ca. 718–754). This article deals with his life in two parts: firstly his career up to the rise of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate and secondly from the establishment of the ʿAbbāsids to his death.

Part I

The Sources

There are two different kinds of reports about Abū Muslim. Firstly, there are those that were undoubtedly fabricated and disseminated retrospectively by the ʿA…

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Bahramian, Ali, Sadeq Sajjadi and Translated by Farhoud Bernjian, “Abū Muslim al-Khurāsānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0113>
First published online: 2015

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