Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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Houses in Al-Baṣrah
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[350cc] 1 Al-Walîd ibn-Hishâm says:—My uncle told me on the authority of ibn-Shubrumah who said, “If I were wâli of al-Baṣrah, I would confiscate the property of its inhabitants; for ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb granted fields there to none save abu-Bakrah and Nâfi‘ ibn-al-Ḥârith, while ‘Uthmân granted no fiefs in al-Baṣrah save to ‘Imrân ibn-Ḥuṣain, and to ibn-‘Âmir (to whom he granted his house), and to his freedman Ḥumrân.”

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“Houses in Al-Baṣrah”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 20 November 2019

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