Asad b. ʿAbd Allāh
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b. asad al-ḳasrī (of the Ḳasr sept of Bad̲j̲īla; not al-Ḳus̲h̲ayrī, as sometimes printed in error), governor of Ḵh̲urāsān, 106-9/724-7 and 117-20/735-8, under his brother Ḵh̲ālid b. ʿAbd Allāh [q.v.], governor of al-ʿIrāq and the East, in the reign of His̲h̲ām b. ʿAbd al-Malik. His first period of governorship coincided with increasing pressure by Turkish forces against the Arabs in Transoxiana, which he was unable to counter effectively, although he conducted successful raids into the fringes of the Parapomisus. In 107/726…

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Gibb, H.A.R., “Asad b. ʿAbd Allāh”, 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 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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