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ʿAbd Allāh
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b. Mūsā b. Nuṣair, eldest son of the famous conqueror of the Mag̲h̲rib and of Spain. He was entrusted by his father, when the latter set out for Spain, with the administration of Ifrīḳīya (93 = 711). He likewise took his father’s place when the latter, having been denounced by Ṭāriḳ, left for the East, whence he never returned. Involved in the downfall of his family brought about by the caliph Sulaimān, who could not see without distrust one son of Mūsā (ʿAbd Allāh) the governor of Ifrīḳīya, anothe…

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Basset, R., “ʿAbd Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0066>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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