Ibn Muld̲j̲am
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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Murādī , murderer of the caliph ʿAlī in 40/661. Three K̲h̲ārid̲j̲īs, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Muld̲j̲am, considered as belonging to Kinda, al-Burak b. ʿAbd Allāh and ʿAmr b. Bakr al-Tamīmī, having met at Mecca, had long discussions, after the end of the Pilgrimage ceremonies, on the deplorable situation into which the Muslims had fallen because of ʿAlī, Muʿāwiya and ʿAmr b. al-ʿĀṣ, whom they regarded as being in error; spurred by an ardent desire to avenge their companions massacred at al-Nahrawān [q.v.], they swore an oath to kill these three persons. Each of them…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “Ibn Muld̲j̲am”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0339>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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