Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-Wāt̲h̲iḳ Bi ’llāh
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Abū Ḏj̲aʿfar Hārūn b. al-Muʿtaṣim, ʿAbbāsid Caliph. He was given the name Hārūn after his grandfather Hārūn al-Ras̲h̲īd; his mother was a Greek slave. On the day that his father al-Muʿtaṣim bi ’llāh [q. v.] died (18th Rabīʿ I 227= Jan. 5, 842), al-Wāt̲h̲iḳ was proclaimed as his successor. Before al-Muʿtaṣim’s death an alleged descendant of the Umaiyads, named Abū Ḥarb, usually called al-Mubarḳaʿ “the veiled” from the veil which he always wore, had provoked a dangerous rising in Palestine, and Rad̲j̲āʾ b. Aiyūb al-Ḥaḍārī whom al-Mu…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “al-Wāt̲h̲iḳ Bi ’llāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5972>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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