Abū ʿAwn
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ʿAbd al-Malik b. Yazīd al-Ḵh̲urasānī , general in the service of the ʿAbbāsids. After the outbreak of the rebellion in Ḵh̲urāsān, 25 Ramaḍān 129/9 June 747, Abū ʿAwn several times took part in the war against the Umayyads. At first he accompanied the ʿAbbāsid general Ḳaḥṭaba b. S̲h̲abīb; then he was sent by the latter to S̲h̲ahrazūr, where on 20 Ḏh̲u’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 131/10 August 749, in conjunction with Mālik b. Ṭarīf, he defeated ʿUt̲h̲mān b. Sufyān. While Abū ʿAwn remained in the vicinity of Mosul,…

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Zetterstéen, K.V., “Abū ʿAwn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0163>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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