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Abū Manṣūr Ilyās al-Nafūsī
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, governor of Ḏj̲abal Nafūsa and Tripolitania, on behalf of the Rustamid imām of Tāhart, Abu’l-Yakẓān Muḥammad b. Aflaḥ (d. 281/894-5). He came from Tindemīra, a village in the Ḏj̲abal Nafūsa, but the exact dates of his birth and death are unknown. His province comprised the whole of Tripolitania, excepting the town of Tripoli which belonged to the Ag̲h̲labids. He had immediately to engage in conflict with the Berber Ibāḍī tribe of Zawāg̲h̲a, who occupied the coast between Tripoli and Ḏj̲erba. The tribe, wh…

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Lewicki, T., “Abū Manṣūr Ilyās al-Nafūsī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0229>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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