Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi

Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi (Arabic: عباد بن الغمر الشهابي‎; also known as Abbad ibn Umar) was a ninth century governor of the Yemen for the Abbasid Caliphate.

Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi
عباد بن الغمر الشهابي
Abbasid Governor of Yemen
In office
833–835
Monarchal-Ma'mun,
al-Mu'tasim
Preceded byAbdallah ibn Ubaydallah ibn al-Abbas al-Hashimi
Succeeded byAbd al-Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al-Hashimi
Personal details
BornAbbasid Caliphate
FatherUmar al-Ghamr
ResidenceYemen

A local Yemeni chief, Abbad was placed in charge of Sana'a by Muhammad ibn Abdallah ibn Muhriz in 824, and he held power there until the arrival of the governor Ishaq ibn al-Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Hashimi at the end of the year. Following the death of the caliph al-Ma'mun in 833, Abbad was again appointed over the Yemen by Abdallah ibn Ubaydallah ibn al-Abbas, and he was confirmed as governor by the new caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833–842). He remained in the governorship until the end of 835, when he was replaced by Abd al-Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al-Hashimi.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, pp. 212, 215; Van Arendonk 1919, p. 103; Bikhazi 1970, pp. 29–30.

ReferencesEdit

  • Bikhazi, Ramzi J. (1970). "Coins of al-Yaman 132-569 A.H." Al-Abhath. 23: 3–127. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  • Al-Mad'aj, Abd al-Muhsin Mad'aj M. (1988). The Yemen in Early Islam (9-233/630-847): A Political History. London: Ithaca Press. ISBN 0863721028.
  • Van Arendonk, Cornelius (1919). De Opkomst Van Het Zaidietische Imamaat in Yemen. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 0863721028.
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdallah ibn Ubaydallah ibn al-Abbas
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
833–835
Succeeded by
Abd al-Rahim ibn Ja'far ibn Sulayman al-Hashimi