al-Nud̲j̲ayr
(307 words)

, a fortress in Ḥaḍramawt [q.v.] where in 12/633 during the caliphate of Abū Bakr [q.v.] rebels under al-As̲h̲ʿat̲h̲ b. Ḳays [q.v.] took refuge against Ziyād b. Labīb al-Anṣārī, the Prophet’s governor.

Late in the year 11/633, Abū Bakr had decided that Islamic authority could only be effectively imposed on the Yemen by military force. In particular, he was worried by the situation in Ḥaḍramawt where al-As̲h̲ʿat̲h̲ b. Ḳays, the leader of Kinda, had refused to give him the oath of allegiance as caliph. Abū Bakr entrusted the tas…

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Smith, G.R., “al-Nud̲j̲ayr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5965>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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