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Kult̲h̲ūm b. ʿIyāḍ al-Ḳus̲h̲ayrī
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, Ḳaysī notable [see ḳays ] whom the Umayyad caliph His̲h̲ām b. ʿAbd al-Malik sent to the Mag̲h̲rib, in D̲j̲umādā II 123/April-May 741, to avenge the bloody defeat which the Berbers, commanded by the successor of Maysara [q.v.], K̲h̲ālid b. Ḥamīd/Ḥumayd al-Zanātī, had inflicted on the Arabs in the “battle of the nobles” ( g̲h̲azwat al-as̲h̲rāf ). Kult̲h̲ūm left at the head of an army of 30,000 men, to which there were added contingents raised along the way, and he joined up with Ḥabīb b. Abī ʿUbayda al-Fihrī, the former companion of Mūsā b. Nuṣayr [q.v.], who was endeavouring to halt the …

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Basset, R., “Kult̲h̲ūm b. ʿIyāḍ al-Ḳus̲h̲ayrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4501>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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