ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar b. al-K̲h̲aṭṭāb
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, one of the most prominent personalities of the first generation of Muslims, and of the authorities most frequently quoted for Traditions. He derived his reputation not only from being a son of the Caliph, but also because his high moral qualities compelled the admiration of his contemporaries. At a time when the Muslims were being carried by their passions into civil war, Ibn ʿUmar was able to maintain himself aloof from the conflict; furthermore, he followed the precepts of Islām with such scrupulous obedience that he became a pattern for future generations, to such a degr…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUmar b. al-K̲h̲aṭṭāb”, 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_0067>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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