Abū Hās̲h̲im
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ʿAbd Allāh , S̲h̲īʿite leader, son of Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyya, whom he succeeded as head of the smaller branch of the s̲h̲īʿa [see kaysāniyya ]. The only information we have about him concerns his death and his testament in favour of the ʿAbbāsids. Old historical and heresiographical sources relate that Abū Hās̲h̲im went, with a group of S̲h̲īʿites, to the court of Sulaymān b. ʿAbd al-Malik, who, afraid of his intelligence and authority, had him poisoned during his return journey. Feeling his approaching death, Abū H…

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Moscati, S., “Abū Hās̲h̲im”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0196>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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