Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Conquest of Ṭanjah [Tangiers]
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[230c] According to al-Wâḳidi, ‘Abd-al-‘Azîz ibn-Marwân made Mûsa ibn-Nuṣair,1 a freedman of the banu-Umaiyah and who came originally from ‘Ain at-Tamr (some say he belonged to the clan of Arâshah, a branch of the Bali ; others say, to the clan of Lakhm) governor over Ifrîḳiyah. According to others, Mûsa ruled over it in the time of al-Walîd ibn-‘Abd-al-Malik, in the year 89. He reduced Ṭan-jah and occupied it, he being the first to occupy and mark it in lots for the Moslems. His horsemen went as far as as-Sûs al-Adna,2 which was over twenty days’ journey from as-Sûs al-Aḳ…

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“The Conquest of Ṭanjah [Tangiers]”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 27 October 2020

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