Sufyānī

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A figure in some Muslim conceptions of the apocalypse; also known as al-Sakhrī; occasionally identified as `Abdallāh b. Yazīd (possibly an allusion to the son of Caliph Yazid II)

Names

  • Arabic: ابن الكلبية = Ibn al-Kalbiyya 1
  • Arabic: سفياني = Sufyānī 2
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Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād.1-2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993

Sources

  • 1Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 165, 177 [Arabic].
    • Kalbite woman, son of: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 151, 162 [English].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 28, 51, 116, 124, 128, 129, 130, 132, 134, 144, 145, 159, 160, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 196, 198, 199, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 209, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 222, 307, 421, 425, 426, 433 [Arabic].
    • Sufyānī: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 16, 40, 111, 115, 116, 118, 119, 123, 143, 147, 148-9, 151-164, 168, 170-1, 173, 175, 178, 180-8, 192, 195, 198-200, 202-3, 247, 427, 431, 433-4 [English].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Jessica Mutter, “Sufyānī” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/444.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML
  • Jessica Mutter: abstract and categorization, matching, Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan
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