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ʿAbdallāh b. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb
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ʿAbdallāh b. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb (d. 73/693) was a Companion and brother-in-law of the Prophet Muḥammad and one of the most important transmitters of his sayings. He is often referred to simply as Ibn ʿUmar.

ʿAbdallāh b. ʿUmar was born c. 610 C.E., the first son of the caliph-to-be ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb and Zaynab bt. Maẓʿūn. He converted to Islam at an early age, together with his parents, and was about eleven when his family moved to Medina. He was too young to fight at Badr and Uḥud but took part in the Battle of the Trench (al-…

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Görke, Andreas, “ʿAbdallāh b. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22602>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2

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