Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

Get access
Search Results: | 139 of 1,363 |

Naṣr b. Sayyār
(743 words)

al-Layt̲h̲ī al-Kinānī , the last governor of K̲h̲urāsān under the Umayyads, d. 131/748.

Naṣr’s whole career seems to have been spent in K̲h̲urāsān and the East. In 86/705 he campaigned in the upper Oxus region under Ṣāliḥ, brother of the governor of K̲h̲urāsān Ḳutayba b. Muslim [q.v.], and received a village there as reward. Then in 106/724 he was campaigning in Farg̲h̲āna under Muslim b. Saʿīd al-Kilābī, and served as governor of Balk̲h̲ for some years. Hence on the death of the governor of the East Asad b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḳasrī [q.v.], the caliph His̲h̲ām was advised to appoint as hi…

Cite this page
Bosworth, C.E., “Naṣr b. Sayyār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5838>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



▲   Back to top   ▲