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Abū Bayhas
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Al-Hayṣam b. Jābir Abū Bayhas (d. 94/713), of the Banū Saʿd b. Ḍubayʿa, was a Khārijī figure in Iraq and Arabia at the end of the first Islamic century and eponymous founder of a key Khārijī sect. He is not to be confused with the Ḥanẓala b. Bayhas whom Abū Mikhnaf places in a group of Khārijī foundational figures who broke with Ibn al-Zubayr and left Mecca for Basra in 64/683 (al-Ṭabarī, Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa-l-mulūk, ed. M. J. de Goeje et al. (Leiden 1879–1901), 2:517). Not much is known of Abū Bayhas’s career beyond a short report from al-Madāʾinī concerning his last…

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Lewinstein, Keith, “Abū Bayhas”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0284>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004161658, 2008, 2008-1

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