Ziyād b. Abīhi
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, Abu ’l-Mug̲h̲īra, governor of ʿIrāḳ and the eastern provinces of the Umayyad caliphate during the reign of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān [q.v.].

Ziyād was born out of wedlock in al-Ṭāʾif, probably some time in the first year of the Hid̲j̲ra , A.D. 622, or in 2/623-4, and died in al-T̲h̲awiyya (or al-T̲h̲uwayya) near al-Kūfa in Ramaḍān 53/673. His name is variously given as Ziyād b. ʿUbayd, Ziyād b. Sumayya, Ziyād b. Abī Sufyān, Ziyād b. Ummihi (Ibn Abi ’l-Ḥadīd, xvi, 179-80) and Ziyād al-amīr (Ibn ʿAsākir, xix, 164-5). A S̲h̲iʿī tradition relates that ʿĀʾis̲h̲a [q.v.] was accustomed to call hi…

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Hasson, I., “Ziyād b. Abīhi”, 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 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8176>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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