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Maʿbad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUkaym al-D̲j̲uhanī
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, early representative of Ḳadarī ideas, executed after the insurrection of Ibn al-As̲h̲ʿat̲h̲ [q.v.], in 83/703.

He was probably born about 20/640 or even earlier. He had contacts with Muʿāwiya (41-60/661-80), and ʿAbd al-Malik appreciated him to such an extent that he sent him as an ambassador to Byzantium and entrusted him with the education of his son Saʿīd al-K̲h̲ayr. According to a rather detailed, but perhaps fictitious report he played a certain political role as early as 38/658, during the negotiations…

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Ess, J. van, “Maʿbad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUkaym al-D̲j̲uhanī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4719>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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