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Ibn Abi ’l-ʿAwd̲j̲āʾ
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, ʿAbd al-Karīm, uncle on his mother’s side of the celebrated Maʿn b. Ṣāʿida, a crypto-Manichaean, who was taken prisoner by Muḥammad b. Sulaimān governor of Kūfa and afterwards put to death in 155 (772) by him without the Caliph’s authority, for which some sources say the governor was dismissed. When he was being led to death he is said to have boasted that he had invented 4000 traditions which were contradictory to the prescriptions and prohibitions of Muslim law. He is said, for example, to hav…

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“Ibn Abi ’l-ʿAwd̲j̲āʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2931>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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