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, ʿabd al-raḥmān b. rabīʿa , i.e. of the Bāhila tribe, Arab general, called D̲h̲ū ’l-Nūr (Ṭabarī, i, 2663) or, according to Ibn al-At̲h̲īr ( Kāmil , ed. Cairo, A.H. 1303, iii, 50), D̲h̲u ’l-Nūn, from the name of his sword. He commanded the van of Surāḳa b. ʿAmr, who was directed to Darband (Bābal-Abwāb) by ʿUmar in 22/642 (Ṭabarī, loc. cit.). The main incident reported in the proceedings of the Muslims, now in force at the Caucasus for the first time, was an interview between ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Rabīʿa al-Bāhilī and the Persian commandant at Darband, who ma…

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Dunlop, D.M., “al-Bāhilī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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