Some Significant Locations and their Governors

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Some Significant Locations and their Governors

Under the previous heading, a few departments and offices were listed. It is appropriate to now enumerate the governors of few significant locations. The governors of these areas assumed the responsibility of the present day deputy commissioner or provincial minister. He was in charge of all the administrative affairs and management of that area.

These details will reveal the reality of the Umayyad and non-Umayyad governors and it will uncover the exact amount of individuals of the Banu Umayyah Sayyidina ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu appointed as governors and how many from other tribes were appointed.

 

Makkah Mukarramah

During the Caliphate of ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu, the following personalities assumed the governor post at different times[1]:

  1. Sayyidina Khalid ibn al ‘As ibn Hisham al Makhzumi radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).[2]
  2. Sayyidina ‘Ali ibn ‘Adi ibn Rabi’ah radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).[3]
  3. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr al Hadrami.[4]
  4. ‘Abdullah ibn al Harith ibn Nawfal al Muttalibi al Hashimi, Abu Muhammad (Title: Babbah).[5]

 

Madinah al Munawwarah

  1. When Sayyidina ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu would travel for Hajj during his Caliphate, he would appoint Sayyidina Zaid ibn Thabit al Ansari radiya Llahu ‘anhu as his deputy over Madinah Munawwarah.[6]

 

Al Ta’if

  1. Qasim ibn Rabi’ah al Thaqafi was the governor over Ta’if throughout the reign of Sayyidina ‘Uthman radiya Llahu ‘anhu.[7]

 

Al San’a’ (Yemen)

  1. Sayyidina Ya’la ibn Munyah al Tamimi radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi), also known as Ya’la ibn Umayyah.[8]

 

Al Jund (Yemen)

  1. Sayyidina ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Rabi’ah al Makhzumi radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).[9]

 

Azerbaijan

  1. Sayyidina Ash’ath ibn Qais al Kindi radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).[10]

 

Halawan

  1. ‘Utaybah ibn al Nahhas.[11]

 

Hamdhan

  1. Nusayr.[12]

Hafiz Ibn Kathir has written in al Bidayah while discussing Sayyidina Jarir ibn ‘Abdullah al Bajali radiya Llahu ‘anhu:

 

قد كان (جرير) عاملا لعثمان على همذان

Jarir was governor for ‘Uthman over Hamdhan [for a certain period].[13]

 

The famous shia historian al Yaqubi has corroborated this in his Tarikh al Yaqubi.[14]

 

Asbahan

  1. Sayyidina Sa’ib ibn al Aqra’ radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).[15]

 

Jurjan

  1. Dhu al Jawshan al Dababi.[16]

 

Masbadhan

  1. Hubaysh.[17]

 

Qarqaisa’

  1. Sayyidina Jarir ibn ‘Abdullah radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi), for a period.[18]

 

Mah

  1. Malik ibn Habib.[19]

 

Al Rayy

  1. Sa’id ibn Qais.[20]

 

Qawmas

  1. Jabalah ibn Hayat al Kinani.[21]

 

Al Mawsil

  1. Hakim ibn Salamah.[22]

 

San’a’ (Yemen)

  1. Sayyidina Thumamah ibn ‘Adi radiya Llahu ‘anhu (Sahabi).

 

كان (ثمامة) أميرا لعثمان على صنعاء

Thumamah was ‘Uthman’s governor over San’a’.[23]

 

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[1] Note: We apologise to the readers that to quote the texts of all references and then to translate them will unnecessarily lengthen the discussion. Keeping this in mind, at some places only the gist has been mentioned after which the references provided.

[2] Tarikh Khalifah Ibn Khayyat, vol. 1 pg. 156, the governors of ‘Uthman; Tajrid Asma’ al Sahabah, vol. 1 pg. 162, biography of Khalid ibn al ‘As, Da’irat al Ma’arif, Hyderabad Dakkan print.

[3] Tarikh Khalifah Ibn Khayyat, vol. 1 pg. 156, the governors of ‘Uthman; Tajrid Asma’ al Sahabah, vol. 1 pg. 424, Da’irat al Ma’arif, Hyderabad Dakkan print.

[4] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, ‘Uthmani governors, year 35 A.H.; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, governors of ‘Uthman; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print; Tarikh al Yaqubi (Shia author), vol. 2 pg. 176, the days of ‘Uthman, Beirut print, Lebanon.

[5] Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d, vol. 5 pg. 15, biography of ‘Abdullah, Leiden print; Tahdhib al Tahdhib, vol. 5 pg. 181, biography of ‘Abdullah ibn al Harith.

[6] Tarikh Khalifah Ibn Khayyat, vol. 1 pg. 156, the names of the governors of ‘Uthman, Najaf Ashraf print, Iraq; Usd al Ghabah fi Ma’rifat al Sahabah, vol. 2 pg. 222, biography of Zaid ibn Thabit.

[7] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, the governors of ‘Uthman; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print. Lebanon; Tarikh al Yaqubi (Shia) vol. 2 pg. 176, the days of ‘Uthman.

[8] Al Isti’ab, vol. 3 pg. 625, biography of Ya’la ibn Umayyah al Tamimi; al Isabah with al Isti’ab, vol. 3 pg. 630, Ya’la; Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors, al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of his governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 150, Beirut print; Tarikh al Yaqubi (Shia), vol. 2 pg. 176, the days of ‘Uthman.

[9] Usd al Ghabah fi Ma’rifat al Sahabah, vol. 3 pg. 155, biography of ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Rabi’ah, Tehran print; al Isabah, vol. 2 pg. 297, ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Rabi’ah; Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of his governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print.

[10] Usd al Ghabah fi Ma’rifat al Sahabah, vol. 1 pg. 98, biography of Ash’ath; Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of his governors; al Bidayah, vol. 7 pg. 227, ‘Ali’s bay’ah to the caliphate; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[11] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Bidayah, vol. 7 pg. 227, ‘Ali’s bay’ah to the caliphate; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 149, chapter 8, Beirut print, Lebanon.

[12] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[13] Al Bidayah, vol. 8 pg. 56, the year 51 A.H.

[14] Tarikh al Yaqubi, vol. 2 pg. 176, the days of ‘Uthman (the governors of ‘Uthman).

[15] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print.

[16] Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan fi Maqtal al Shahid ‘Uthman, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print, Lebanon.

[17] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 150, chapter 8.

[18] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 148, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Bidayah, vol. 7 pg. 227, ‘Ali’s bay’ah to the caliphate; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[19] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[20] Tarikh al Tabari, vol. 5 pg. 149, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; al Kamil, vol. 3 pg. 95, the names of ‘Uthman’s governors; Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[21] Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 150, chapter 8, Beirut print.

[22] Kitab al Tamhid wa l-Bayan, pg. 149, chapter 8.

[23] Al Isti’ab with al Isabah, vol. 1 pg. 205, biography of Thumamah ibn ‘Adi; Usd al Ghabah fi Ma’rifat al Sahabah, vol. 1 pg. 248, 249, biography of Thumamah ibn ‘Adi, Tehran print.

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