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B. S̲h̲āhīn played a great role in the swamps (Baṭāʾiḥ, q. v.) of the lower Euphrates at the beginning of the Būyīd rule. A native of al-Ḏj̲āmida, a village between Wāsiṭ and Baṣra, he had to go into hiding on account of a crime he had committed and henceforth led the life of a a robber, for which the neighbourhood offered excellent opportunities. He then entered into an alliance with Abu ’l-Ḳāsim al-Barīdī [see al-barīdī], who found in him to most suitable man to defend the swamps against his enemies. As his robberies however made the road to Baṣra unsafe, the Būyid …

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“ʿImrān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3177>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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