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al-D̲j̲annābī
(355 words)

, Abū Saʿīd Ḥasan b. Bahrām , was the founder of Ḳarmaṭian power in East Arabia. Born at D̲j̲annāba on the Fārs coast, he is said to have become a flour merchant at Baṣra. He was crippled on the left side. His first mission as a Ḳarmaṭian is said to have been as a dāʿī in southern Īrān, where he had to go into hiding from the authorities. He was then sent to (mainland) Baḥrayn, where he married into a prominent family and won followers rapidly, perhaps among a group formerly attached to the line of Ibn-al-Ḥanafiyya.

We find that in 286/899 he had subjected a large part of Baḥrayn and taken…

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Carra de Vaux, B. and Hodgson, M.G.S., “al-D̲j̲annābī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1997>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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