Bukayr b. Wishāḥ
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Bukayr b. Wishāḥ (d. 77/696–7) was recognised briefly as governor of Khurāsān (c. 72–4/692–4), during the caliphate of ʿAbd al-Malik b. Marwān (r. 65–86/685–705).

There is much disagreement in the sources about the identity of Bukayr. Al-Ṭabarī and sources that follow him generally give his patronymic as Wishāḥ, but a number of other important sources, such as al-Yaʿqūbī (d. early fourth/tenth century), Ibn Ḥazm (d. 456/1064), and Gardīzī (fl. fifth/eleventh century), have Wassāj; orthographically, the two are easily c…

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Daniel, Elton L., “Bukayr b. Wishāḥ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23725>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004203549, 2011, 2011-2



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