ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṭīʿ
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b. al-Aswad al-ʿAdawī , was, together with ʿAbd Allāh b. Ḥanẓala [q.v.], one of the chiefs of the revolt against the caliph Yazīd I in Medīna. When he saw that after the accession of Yazīd the Umayyad government was rousing increasing opposition, Ibn Muṭīʿ proposed to leave Medīna, but ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar [q.v.] advised him to remain, and he gave in to Ibn ʿUmar’s arguments. When the inhabitants of Medīna revolted against the new caliph, he became the leader of the Ḳurays̲h̲ite elements in the city and took part in the battle of the Ḥarra in Ḏh̲u…

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Zetterstéen, K.V. and Pellat, Ch., “ʿAbd Allāh b. Muṭīʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0059>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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