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ʿUbaid Allāh
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b. Ziyād, an Omaiyad governor. ʿUbaid Allāh was the most distinguished of the sons of the favourite of Muʿāwiya I, Ziyād b. Abīhi [q. v.], celebrated for his rigour and severity, and was appointed governor of Ḵh̲urāsān at the age of five and twenty. According to the usual statement, this took place in 54 (673—674). Soon afterwards he crossed the Oxus with an Arab army and advanced as far as Buk̲h̲ārā [q. v.]. But he did not remain long in Ḵh̲urāsān; in 55 (674—675) or according to others 56 (675-…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “ʿUbaid Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5869>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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