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al- Abbas

(c. 567—653)


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(c.567–c.653)

*Muhammad’s uncle; a merchant who accepted Islam and joined in the conquest of Mecca (630). The Abbasid caliphal dynasty, which took its name from him, claimed descent from his son Abd Allah, so Abbasid sources celebrate him.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.


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