Maslama ibn Yahya al-Bajali

Maslama ibn Yahya al-Bajali (Arabic: مسلمة بن يحيى البجلي‎) was a Khurasani Arab general and governor of the Abbasid Caliphate. He was the brother of Jibril ibn Yahya al-Bajali, who had probably participated in the Abbasid Revolution and hence belonged to the khurasaniyya, the new regime's main power-base. Maslama served with Salih ibn Ali in Syria against the Byzantines, and in 789 as governor of Egypt for Caliph Harun al-Rashid.

SourcesEdit

  • Crone, Patricia (1980). Slaves on Horses: The Evolution of the Islamic Polity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 179. ISBN 0-521-52940-9.
Preceded by
Musa ibn Isa ibn Musa al-Abbasi
Governor of Egypt
February–December 789
Succeeded by
Muhammad ibn Zuhayr al-Azdi