Ibn Hubayra
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, name of two persons, ʿUmar b. Hubayra and his son Yūsuf b. ʿUmar , who were both governors of ʿIrāḳ under the Umayyads; they both belonged to the Ḳaysī party [see Ḳays ], that is to say that of the Arabs of the north in their struggle against those of the south. Involved as they were in the great struggles for the succession on behalf of the caliphs who were the candidates of one or the other party, opposing the Yemenis solidly implanted in Kūfa, representing order in a very troubled period, induced to stir up the tribal riva…

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Vadet, J.-C., “Ibn Hubayra”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3205>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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