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Abū Muslim-nāmah
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Abū Muslim-nāmah is an epic story depicting the life and personality of Abū Muslim al-Khurāsānī, written in many languages including Persian, Eastern Turkish and Arabic.

The story of how Abū Muslim defied Abū Jaʿfar al-Manṣūr and the treacherous manner in which he was killed is one that still excites strong passions among Persians. The efforts of the caliphs to belittle the role of this exceptional commander in the overthrow of the Umayyad dynasty, together with the derogatory remarks made about him by Arab authors, tur…

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Sadeq Sajjadi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Muslim-nāmah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0180>
First published online: 2015

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