The Early Ibâḍis

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199588268
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595400 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Oriental Monographs

The Early Ibâḍis

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This chapter discusses the nature and key figures as Ibâḍism took form in Basra, the proto-Ibâḍi period. It starts with a study of the primary source on which the origins of the movement were modelled in late Maghribi sources, a work attributed to Abû Sufyân, but which is frequently in conflict with extant material from his own correspondence and reports from his son Abu 'Abdullah. A thorough study of the main personalities from early sources, much of which has only recently become available (including the correspondence of Jâbir b. Zayd), throws new light on relations with 'Umar II and his son '.Abd al–Mâlik, to whom it is suggested IB 1 was addressed, and the activation of the movement in the 120s culminating in a joint Omani–Hadrami revolt that temporarily took possession of the Holy Cities. An attempt is made to show that while Jâbir b. Zayd and Abû 'Ubayda were key figures for doctrine and law, certain others were responsible for activating the movement, Hâjib al–Tâ'iy, al–Rabî' b. Habîb, Dumâm b. Sâ'ib. Reconsideration is also given to Sâlim b. Dhakwân.

Keywords: K. Abi Sufyân; Ibâḍism; Jâbir b. Zayd; Abû 'Ubayda; Hâjib al–Tâ'iy; al–Rabî' b. Habîb; Dumâm b. al–Sâ'ib; Sâlim b. Dhakwân; 'Umar II; Barsa

Chapter.  24951 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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