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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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b. al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲ b. ʿAbd al-Malik, an Umaiyad general. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz was a faithful partisan of his cousin Yazīd III and one of his most eminent assistants. Already in al-Walīd II’s reign he helped Yazīd, who headed the malcontents, to enlist troops against the caliph, and when they had succeeded in getting together an army in Damascus, ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz received the supreme command and marched against al-Walīd. Yazīd’s brother ʿAbbās, who was about to go to the caliph’s assistance, was attacked an…

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Zettersteen, K. V., “ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0084>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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