al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, Ṣāḥib Fak̲h̲k̲h̲
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, ʿAlid who led a revolt at Medina during the caliphate of al-Hādī ila ’l-haḳḳ [q.v.] and was killed at Fak̲h̲k̲h̲ on 8 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 169/11 June 786 (the date 170 suggested in some sources is incorrect, since al-Hādī died on 16 Rabīʿ I 170/15 September 786, and it is certain that the insurrection took place in the last months of the year). His father was the ʿAlī al-ʿĀbid (or al-K̲h̲ayr or al-Ag̲h̲arr), famous for his piety and his noble sentiments, who wished to share the fate of ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Ḥasan al-Mut̲h̲annā (= ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Ḥasan b. al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib [q.v.]) and the…

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Veccia Vaglieri, L., “al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, Ṣāḥib Fak̲h̲k̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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