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Al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAmr al-Ghanawī
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Al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAmr al-Ghanawī (d. 305/917), a military commander and provincial governor in the late 3rd/9th century, during the ʿAbbāsid era. Nothing is known of his life prior to 286/899, when he was governor of Fārs. In that year, as the missionary activity (daʿwa) of Abū Saʿīd al-Jannābī (q.v.) in Bahrain was intensifying, and the Qarmaṭīs were mounting attacks against the regions of Hajar, advancing as far as the vicinity of Baṣra, the caliph al-Muʿtaḍid appointed al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAmr as governor of Yamāma and Bahrain, and charged him w…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAmr al-Ghanawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0014>
First published online: 2015

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