Abū Mikhnaf
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Abū Mikhnaf Lūṭ b. Yaḥyā b. Saʿīd b. Mikhnaf al-Azdī (d. 157/774), of Kufa, in Iraq, was an early Muslim historian. His grandfather Mikhnaf b. Sulaym al-Azdī, who gave his name to this Azdī clan to which Abū Mikhnaf belonged, was considered a Companion of the Prophet. He ranked among the dignitaries of his kinfolk of the Azdī tribe and so, accompanied by two of his brothers, he joined the Azdī delegation that went to Mecca to meet the Prophet and pay homage to him and to embrace Islam.

Soon after the death of the Prophet, Mikhnaf b. Sulaym responded to the call for jihād made by the second caliph,…

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Athamina, Khalil, “Abū Mikhnaf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22133>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181304, 2009, 2009-3



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