Busr b. Abī Arṭāt
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Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Busr b. Abī Arṭāt b. ʿUwaymir b. ʿImrān (c. 3–70/625–89)—from the clan of ʿĀmir b. Luʾayy of the Quraysh al-Ẓawāhir, who lived in the mountainous part of Mecca (al-Muṣʿab al-Zubayrī, 439; Khalīfa b. Khayyāṭ, 27; Ibn Manẓūr, 4:524, s.v. ẓ-h-r)—was a military commander in the service of Muʿāwiya b. Abī Sufyān. (In some sources Busr is called “b. Arṭāt” or “b. Arṭaʿa,” but Ibn Ḥazm (170) calls him “b. Arṭāt b. Abī Arṭāt, whose name is ʿUmayr.”)

There is no consensus on whether Busr was a Companion of the Prophet (ṣaḥābī): Syrian sources (ahl al-shām) and certain experts on t…

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Hasson, Isaac, “Busr b. Abī Arṭāt”, 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_24369>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004209831, 2011, 2011-4



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