Sa'id ibn Aslam al-Kilabi

Sa'id ibn Aslam ibn Zur'a al-Kilabi (Arabic: سعيد بن أسلم بن زرعة الكلابي‎) was the governor of Makran, i.e. the eastern frontier of the Umayyad Caliphate under al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, overall governor of Iraq and the eastern caliphate, in 694.[1][2] He was the son of Aslam ibn Zur'a, a chief of the Banu Kilab tribe, leader of the Qays faction in the Muslim armies of Basra and Khurasan, and governor of Khurasan in 677–679. When most of al-Hajjaj's Basran troops mutinied against him at his camp in Rustuqubadh in Ahwaz after he announced a cut to their stipends,[3] Sa'id was among those who remained loyal to him, for which he was rewarded with the governorship of Makran.[4] Not long after taking up his post, he was killed in an attack by Muhammad and Mu'awiya, two sons of al-Harith al-Ilafi, who afterward assumed control of the frontier region. According to al-Baladhuri (d. 892), al-Hajjaj sent Mujja'a ibn Si'r as Sa'id's replacement.[1] In the wake of Sa'id's death, al-Hajjaj adopted his son Muslim, raising him with his own children. Muslim later served as governor of Khurasan.[4]


  1. ^ a b Murgotten 1924, p. 215.
  2. ^ Caskel 1966, p. 500.
  3. ^ Chowdhry 1972, pp. 49–50.
  4. ^ a b Crone 1980, p. 138.


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