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ʿAbd Allāh b. Mūsā
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b. Nuṣayr , eldest son of Mūsā b. Nuṣayr [q.v.] the conqueror of the Mag̲h̲rib and Spain. When his father left for Spain, he was charged with the administration of Ifrīḳiya (93/711). When Mūsā, denounced to the caliph al-Walīd by Ṭārīḳ, left for the East, whence he never returned, he again left ʿAbd Allāh as his lieutenant. Involved in his family’s disgrace by the caliph Sulaymān, who saw not without disquiet Ifrīḳiya governed by one son of Mūsā (ʿAbd Allāh), Spain by a second (ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz) and the Mag…

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Basset, R., “ʿAbd Allāh b. Mūsā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0058>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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