Rāfiʿ b. al-Layt̲h̲ b. Naṣr b. Sayyār
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, apparently the grandson of the last Umayyad governor of K̲h̲urāsān Naṣr b. Sayyār [q.v.] and rebel against the ʿAbbāsid caliphate in the opening years of the 9th century A.D.

In 190/806 Rāfiʿ led a rising in Samarḳand which turned into a general rebellion throughout Transoxania against the harsh rule and financial exploitation of the caliphal governor of K̲h̲urāsān. ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā b. Māhān [see ibn māhān ]. As well as receiving support from the local Iranian population, Rāfiʿ secured help from the Turks of the Inner Asian steppes, the Tog̲h̲uz-Og̲h̲uz [see g̲h̲uzz ] and Ḳarluḳ [q.v.]. Hār…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Rāfiʿ b. al-Layt̲h̲ b. Naṣr b. Sayyār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6184>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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