al-Walīd b. Ṭarīf
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al-Tag̲h̲libī al-S̲h̲aybānī al-S̲h̲ārī, K̲h̲ārid̲j̲ite rebel in al-D̲j̲azīra in 178-9/794-5, i.e. during the reign of Hārūn al-Ras̲h̲īd. The Arabic sources tell us much about al-Walīd and his outbreak, although some details are contradictory; the most explicit sources are K̲h̲alīfa b. K̲h̲ayyāṭ, the Ag̲h̲ānī , Ibn al-At̲h̲īr and Ibn K̲h̲allikān.

Starting from Naṣībīn, al-Walīd swept through Armenia and Ād̲h̲arbāyd̲j̲ān into al-D̲j̲azīra, an old K̲h̲ārid̲j̲ite stronghold, defeating several caliphal armies. Hence in 179/795 Hārūn sent against …

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Eisenstein, H., “al-Walīd b. Ṭarīf”, 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_7849>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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