al-D̲j̲arrāḥ b. ʿAbd Allāh
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al-Ḥakamī , Abū ʿUḳba, an Umayyad general, called Baṭal al-Islām , ‘hero of Islam’, and Fāris Ahl al-S̲h̲ām , ‘cavalier of the Syrians’. He was governor of al-Baṣra for al-Walīd (Caliph 86-96/705-15) under al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲, then governor of K̲h̲urāsān and Sid̲j̲istān for ʿUmar b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, till deposed by ʿUmar after a year and five months (99-100/718-9) for harsh treatment of the new converts to Islam in K̲h̲urāsān. In 104/722-3 al-D̲j̲arrāḥ was appointed governor of Armenia with orders to attack the K̲h̲azars, who at This t…

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Dunlop, D.M., “al-D̲j̲arrāḥ b. ʿAbd Allāh”, 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 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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