'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[edit]

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).[1] 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.[2]

'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.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Tabari 1995, p. 287 n. 1317.
  2. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, p. 215; Van Arendonk 1919, p. 103 (who speculates that 'Abd al-Rahim may have given 'Abbad and his son to Ya'fur as hostages); Bikhazi 1970, p. 30; Ibn 'Abd al-Majid 1985, p. 37.
  3. ^ Al-Safadi 2000, p. 196.

References[edit]

Preceded by
'Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
835–839
Succeeded by
Mansur ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Tanukhi