ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ḥabīb b. Abī ʿUbayda (or ʿAbda) al-Fihrī
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, great-grandson of the famous tābiʿ ʿUḳba b. Nāfiʿ, independent governor of Ifrīḳiya at the end of the Umayyad caliphate. His father, Ḥabīb, had sent expeditions against the Sūs, Morocco and Sicily, in which ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, still a youth, took an active part. He was one of the survivors of the bloody defeat inflicted by the Berbers upon the regular Arab troops in 123/741, in which his father and the governor, Kult̲h̲ūm b. ʿIyāḍ, lost their lives. He crossed over to Spain, but fearing for his life, returned in 127/745 to Ifrīḳiya, where he revolted…

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Lévi-Provençal, E., “ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Ḥabīb b. Abī ʿUbayda (or ʿAbda) al-Fihrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0119>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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