Abdallah ibn Ubaydallah ibn al-Abbas

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Abdallah ibn Ubaydallah ibn al-Abbas al-Hashimi (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبيد الله بن العباسي الهاشمي‎) was a ninth century Abbasid personage and governor of the Yemen.


A minor member of the Abbasid dynasty, being a second cousin of the caliphs al-Hadi (r. 785–786) and Harun al-Rashid (r. 789–809),[1] Abdallah was appointed governor of the Yemen by al-Ma'mun (r. 813–833), and he arrived in Sana'a in ca. 832. He remained governor until the death of al-Ma'mun in 833, at which point he decided to place Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi in charge of the province and departed for Iraq.[2]

Abdallah was also a frequent leader of the pilgrimage, having led the annual events of 828, 829, 831, and possibly 832.[3]


  1. ^ Al-Tabari 1985–2007, v. 30: p. 56 n. 223.
  2. ^ Al-Mad'aj 1988, p. 215; Van Arendonk 1919, p. 103; Bikhazi 1970, pp. 29–30.
  3. ^ Al-Tabari 1985–2007, v. 32: pp. 177, 180, 186, 190; Khalifah ibn Khayyat 1985, pp. 474–75.


  • Bikhazi, Ramzi J. (1970). "Coins of al-Yaman 132-569 A.H." Al-Abhath. 23: 3–127. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  • Khalifah ibn Khayyat (1985). al-'Umari, Akram Diya', ed. Tarikh Khalifah ibn Khayyat, 3rd ed (in Arabic). Al-Riyadh: Dar Taybah.
  • 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.
  • Al-Tabari, Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir (1985–2007). Ehsan Yar-Shater, ed. The History of Al-Ṭabarī. 40 vols. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Van Arendonk, Cornelius (1919). De Opkomst Van Het Zaidietische Imamaat in Yemen. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 0863721028.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ishaq ibn al-'Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Hashimi
Abbasid governor of the Yemen
Succeeded by
Abbad ibn al-Ghamr al-Shihabi