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ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz
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b. al-Walīd, son of Caliph al-Walīd I. Under the generalship of his uncle Maslama b. ʿAbd al-Malik, in 91 (709-710), ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz made the campaign against the Byzantines, and is also said to have later on taken part in the battles against the same enemy. In 96 (714-715) his father endeavored to exclude from the succession Sulaimān b. ʿAbd al-Malik, who had already been appointed as his successor, in ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz’s favor; the effort proved fruitless though. After Sulaimān’s death in Dābiḳ(99 = …

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Zetterstéen, 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 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0090>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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