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Abū ʿUbayda b. al-Jarrāḥ
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Abū ʿUbayda b. al-Jarrāḥ, ʿĀmir b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Jarrāḥ (d. 18/639), was one of the best-known Companions of the Prophet. He was from the Banū al-Ḥārith clan of the tribe of Quraysh (Ibn al-Kalbī, 125). In his genealogy, his own name is followed by the name of his grandfather, instead of that of his father. His father ʿAbd Allāh was among the Quraysh chieftains in the battle of Fijār (Ibn Ḥabīb, 170; Abū al-Faraj, 22/62–63). The mother of Abū ʿUbayda was also from the Quraysh and later converted to…

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Department of History and Translated by Hamid Tehrani, “Abū ʿUbayda b. al-Jarrāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0229>
First published online: 2015

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