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Abū Ḥatim
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Yaʿḳūb b. Ḥabīb al-Melzūzī (this is according to Abāḍite authors; but according to other historians of Africa, his father was Labīd or Labīb b. Madyan b. Itūweft, of the great Howāra tribe), Abāḍite chief. Arab historians represent him simply as a leader of insurgent Berbers. He, however, had played a more distinct and important part, since after having ruled over Tripoli he was invested by the Abāḍites with the title of Imām of Defence in 156 (773).

He gathered around him a considerable army, which was joined by contingents of Ṣofrites, Abāḍites of Tāhert, and other Berber …

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de Motylinski, A., “Abū Ḥatim”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0224>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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