ʿAbd Allāh
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b. Ḥamdān b. Ḥamdūn, called Abu ’l-Haid̲j̲āʾ, of the tribe of Tag̲h̲lib, was appointed governor of al-Mawṣil (Mosul) by the caliph al-Muktafī in the year 293 (905), in which place he had to fight against the loot-loving Kurds. He took no part in the conspiracy to proclaim Ibn al-Muʿtazz [q. v.] caliph instead of al-Muḳtadir, in which his brother Ḥusain played a leading part; he was indeed, on the failure of this enterprise, entrusted with the task of capturing his fugitive brother, in which he was …

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Houtsma, M. Th., “ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0052>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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