Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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b. Muḥammed b. Saʿūd, a Wahhābite ruler in Central Arabia (1765-1803). ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz was born in 1721, and on the 14th Oct. 1803 during a service in the Mosque of Darʿīya was stabbed by a fanatical S̲h̲īʿite, who was enraged at the looting and destruction of the S̲h̲īʿite sanctuary in Kerbelāʾ by the Wahhābites (1801). During his reign the dominion of the Wahhābites was extended far over the frontiers of Central Arabia (Ned̲j̲d), but it was not ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz himself who played the most important part in bringing this about, but his son Saʿūd, who had been his co-regent since 1…

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Houtsma, M. Th., “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 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0088>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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