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ʿAydīd, ʿAbdallāh b. Abī Bakr
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Sayyid ʿAbdallāh b. Abī Bakr b. Sālim ʿAydīd (1195–1255/1781 or 1782–1839–40) was a member of a circle of reformers in early-nineteenth-century Ḥaḍramawt, headed by Ṭāhir b. al-Ḥusayn b. Ṭāhir and his brother ʿAbdallāh, who aimed at the establishment of stable political rule. ʿAydīd, a scholar and Ṣūfī who had travelled to Aden, Yemen, the Ḥijāz, and Muscat, left his native Tarīm in an act of protest against the tyranny of its rulers. In 1243/1827–8, he was chosen as wazīr and adviser to the short-lived polity founded by the Yāfiʿī leader ʿUmar b. ʿAbdallāh al-Muqayyaṣ. T…

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Freitag, Ulrike, “ʿAydīd, ʿAbdallāh b. Abī Bakr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0081>
First published online: 2007
First print edition: 9789004150171, 2007, 2007-1

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