Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Caliphate of ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb
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Abu-‘Ubaid chief commander

[250c] When ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb was proclaimed caliph, he directed abu-‘Ubaid ibn-Mas‘ûd ibn-‘Amr ibn-‘Umair ibn-‘Auf ibn-‘Uḳdah ibn-Ghiyarah ibn-‘Auf ibn-Thaḳîf (who is identical with abu-l-Mukhtâr ibn-abi-‘Ubaid) to al-‘Irâḳ with 1,000 men. Meanwhile, he wrote to al-Muthanna ibn-Ḥârithah, ordering him to receive abu-‘Ubaid and obey his word. In the company of …

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“The Caliphate of ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 18 October 2019

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