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'Abd al Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al Hashimi

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'Abd al-Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al-Hashimi (Arabic: عبد الرحيم بن جعفر بن سليمان الهاشمي‎‎) (died ca. 844) was a ninth century Abbasid personage and governor of the Yemen.

Career

The son of Ja'far ibn Sulayman ibn 'Ali al-Hashimi, 'Abd al-Rahim was a minor member of the Abbasid dynasty, being a second nephew of the caliphs al-Saffah (r. 750–754) and al-Mansur (r. 754–775). He was appointed governor of the Yemen by the caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833–842), and he arrived in Sana'a near the beginning of 836. During his governorship he was forced to deal with the Yu'firid rebel Yu'fir ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Hiwali, who imprisoned the previous governor 'Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi and his son and defeated an expedition sent against him. 'Abd al-Rahim remained governor until 839, when he was dismissed in favor of Ja'far ibn Dinar al-Khayyat.

'Abd al-Rahim was later arrested during the caliphate of al-Wathiq (r. 842–847) and forced to surrender his wealth. He died in prison in ca. 844.

References

'Abd al-Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al-Hashimi Wikipedia


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