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Aghlabids, a clan of the Arab tribe of Tamīm which ruled Tunisia from 184–296/800–909. The name of Banū Aghlab is derived from that of al-Aghlab b. Sālim al-Marwarrūdhī, the father of the founder of the clan, Ibrāhīm (al-Balādhurī, 326; Ibn al-Dawādārī, 23; al-Marrākushī, 355).

In some sources the early history of al-Aghlab himself is recorded in a rather chaotic manner. He was associated with Abū Muslim al-Khurāsānī in his missionary activity for…

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Nouri, Mohammad and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Aghlabids”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0197>
First published online: 2015

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