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Ḥabīb b. Maslama
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Ḥabīb b. Maslama, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d. ca. 42/662), a famous Muslim military commander from the first half of the 1st/7th century. His genealogy can be traced to Banū Muḥārib b. Fihr, an offshoot of the larger Quraysh tribe, and he is sometimes given the nisba al-Fihrī (al-Kalbī, 119–120; al-Zubayrī, 447; al-Balādhurī, Ansāb, 11/56; for the different kunyas he is given, see Ibn ʿAsākir, 12/62; Ibn Ḥajar, 2/190).

          According to surviving historical accounts, Ḥabīb’s first activities appear to be connected to the conquests (futūḥāt) that took place during the caliphate …

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Bahramian, Ali and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥabīb b. Maslama”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_066125>
First published online: 2022

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