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Yaḥyā b. Zaid al-Ḥusainī
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, son of Zaid b. ʿAlī [q. v.]. After his father had fallen in the rising (122 = 740) into which he had been dragged by the S̲h̲īʿa of Kūfa, the young Yaḥyā was no longer safe in Kūfa. The reports differ as to whether he at once left the town (Ṭabarī, ii. 1710) or whether he was kept in concealment there for a time until the search for him was abandoned (ibid., ii. 1713 sq.). He finally escaped to Ḵh̲urāsān with a few followers.

According to the Maḳātil al-Ṭālibīyīn, Yaḥyā went from al-Madāʾin to Raiy and then to Sarak̲h̲s where he stayed six months with a certain Yazīd b. ʿAmr al-Taimī (ʿUmdat al-Ṭālib: b.…

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van Arendonk, C., “Yaḥyā b. Zaid al-Ḥusainī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_6001>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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