al-Bāhilī, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Rabīʿa
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ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Rabīʿa al-Bāhilī (Dhū l-Nūr) (d. 32/652–3?) was an Umayyad commander in the Caucasus from 22/642 to 32/652–3. After serving under Saʿd b. Abī Waqqāṣ, a Companion of the Prophet, at the battle of Qādisiyya in 14/636 and as a judge at Kufa until 21/641 (al-Ṭabarī, 3:489, 569, 4:139), he came to the Caucasus and was associated with the securing of Bāb al-Abwāb (“gate of gates”)/Darband (“gate, barrier, fortress on a mountain pass,” present-day Derbent, in Daghistān)—the Sāsānid outpos…

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Golden, Peter B., “al-Bāhilī, ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Rabīʿa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269620, 2014, 2014-3

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