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al-Zubayr b. al-ʿAwwām
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b. K̲h̲uwaylid , Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḳuras̲h̲ī al-Asadī, one of the most eminent Companions of Muḥammad, known by the surname Ḥawārī (a Geʿez loanword) Rasūl Allāh (“the Disciple or Apostle of the Messenger of God”). He is one of the ten Companions to whom Paradise was promised by the Prophet ( al-ʿas̲h̲ara al-mubas̲h̲s̲h̲ara [q.v.] or al-mubas̲h̲s̲h̲arūn al-d̲j̲anna ) and a member of the s̲h̲ūrā [q.v.] appointed by the dying caliph ʿUmar b. al-K̲h̲aṭṭāb to elect his successor. The name al-Zubayr is derived from al-zabr, ṭayy al-bīʾr bi ’l-ḥid̲j̲āra , casing of a well with stones (I…

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I. Hasson, “al-Zubayr b. al-ʿAwwām”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8189>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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