K̲h̲ālid b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḳasrī
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, governor for the Umayyads, first of Mecca and later, during almost the entire caliphate of His̲h̲ām b. ʿAbd al-Malik [q.v.], of ʿIrāḳ. There his position may be compared with that of Ziyād under Muʿāwiya and al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲ under ʿAbd al-Malik. Information about K̲h̲ālid in the sources often seems to be the product of polemic between different political, religious, ethnic and tribal groups, and it should, therefore, be used cautiously.

His clan, the Ḳasr, was a branch of Banū Bad̲j̲īla [q.v.]. While his grandfather and great-grandfather are counted as Companions of th…

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Hawting, G.R., “K̲h̲ālid b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḳasrī”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4145>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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