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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbdallāh al-Ghāfiqī
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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbdallāh al-Ghāfiqī (d. 114/732) served twice as governor (wālī) of al-Andalus. The first time, in 102/721, he was elected by the jund (army) and held office for about two months as interim governor after the death of al-Samḥ b. Mālik al-Khawlānī on 8 Dhū l-Ḥijja 102/9 June 721, while on an expedition in the south of France. The second time, in Ṣafar 112/March-April 730, he was appointed—perhaps directly by the Umayyad caliph Hishām (r. 105–25/724–43) rather than through the mediation of the governor of Ifrīqiya—to succeed Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh a…

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Lévi-Provençal, Évariste, updated by, ¨ and Molénat, Jean-Pierre, “ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbdallāh al-Ghāfiqī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23513>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183964, 2010, 2010-2

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