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ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Taʿāʾis̲h̲ī
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(his name is invariably pronounced as ʿAbdullāhi ), the successor of Muḥammad Aḥmad [q.v.], the Sudanese Mahdī. He belonged to the Awlād Umm Ṣurra, a clan of the Ḏj̲ubarāt section of the Taʿāʾis̲h̲a, a tribe of cattle-breeding Arabs (Baḳḳāra) in Dārfūr. His great-grandfather is said to have been a Tunisian s̲h̲arīf who married a woman of the tribe. His father Muḥammad b. ʿAlī Karrār bore the nickname of Tōr S̲h̲ayn (Ugly Bull). Religious pretensions were hereditary in the family, and both father and son were fakīs of repute. Zubayr Raḥma, the famous merchant-adventurer and conqu…

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Hillelson, S., “ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad al-Taʿāʾis̲h̲ī”, 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 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0057>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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