al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲ b. Yūsuf
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b. al-Ḥakam b. ʿAḳīl al-T̲h̲aḳafī , Abū Muḥammad , the most famous and most able governor of the Umayyads, of the Aḥlāf clan of the Banū T̲h̲aḳīf, born in Ṭāʾif about 41/661. His forebears, poor and of lowly origin, are said to have earned their living as stone carriers and builders (Ibn ʿAbd Rabbin, ʿIḳd , v, 38; Ibn al-At̲h̲īr, Chronicon , iv, 313); his mother, al-Fāriʿa, also from the tribe of the Banū T̲h̲aḳīf, was the divorced wife of al-Mug̲h̲īra b. S̲h̲uʿba. a man as capable as he was unscrupulous, who was appointed by Muʿāwiya as governor of Kūf…

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Dietrich, A., “al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲ b. Yūsuf”, 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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