Ḳatāda b. Idrīs
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, usually known as Abū-ʿUzaiyyiz, the ancestor of the s̲h̲arifs of Mecca from the beginning of the 7th/13th century. He was born in the district of Yanbuʿ, probably soon after 540/1145-6. Yanbuʿ, a fortress, on the Mecca-Medina road, was then dominated by the Ḳatāda family, one of the ʿAlawī families which belonged to the branch of al-Ḥasan b. ʿAlī. At the beginning of the 7th/13th century Mukat̲h̲t̲h̲ir b. Ḳāsim, s̲h̲arīf and ruler of Mecca, died. He was succeeded by his son Muḥammad, the last s̲h̲arīf from the ruling family of the Hawās̲h̲im. Ḳatāda b. Idrīs, who had earlier …

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Wensinck, A.S. and Zakkar, S., “Ḳatāda b. Idrīs”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4015>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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