al-As̲h̲ʿarī, Abū Mūsā
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, ibn ḳays , Companion of the Prophet and military leader. Bornp about 614 A.D., Abū Mūsā, a native of the Yemen, left South Arabia by sea with several of his brothers and members of his tribe (the As̲h̲ʿar) and joined Muḥammad at Ḵh̲aybar at the time of the famous expedition against the Jews of that oasis (7/628) to swear allegiance to him (the information given in some sources [for example Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar, Tahdhīb , ii, 1265] according to which he was one of the emigrants who went to Abyssinia, is therefore most unlikely to be authentic; Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, Ist̄iʿāb , Ḥaydarābād 1318, 392, no. 16…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “al-As̲h̲ʿarī, Abū Mūsā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0781>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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