6. Mutammin b. Nuwayra
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Mālik b. Nuwayra, chieftain of the tribe of Yarbūʿ, a subdivision of the Tamīm, adopted Islam and was appointed by Muḥammad as a tax collector. But after Muḥammad’s death he was one of the first to join the uprising through which most of the tribes tried to break away from Muslim domination. When Khālid b. al-Walīd invaded his territory Mālik surrendered after a brief fight. But even though…

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Carl Brockelmann, “6. Mutammin b. Nuwayra”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_112060>
First published online: 2017

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