Umayyad governor of Kufa
ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿUthmān ibn Rabīʿa al-Thaqafī, known as Ibn Umm al-Ḥakam, was once a governor and armed forces chief within the early Umayyad Caliphate. He was once a nephew of the Caliph Muʿāwiya I in the course of the latter’s sister, Umm al-Ḥakam, and her Thaqafī husband.
In keeping with al-Ṭabarī, Ibn Umm al-Ḥakam campaigned in Byzantine territory in 673. In 678, his uncle appointed him governor of Kūfa instead of al-Ḍaḥḥak ibn Qays. In keeping with Ibn Khayyāt, alternatively, this came about a yr previous. In keeping with al-Ṭabarī, he ruled for 2 years. He handled a Kharijite revolt, however his rule was once thought to be oppressive and he was once pressured out by means of the Kūfans. In 679, he was once changed by means of al-Nuʿmān ibn Bashīr.
Having been ousted from Kūfa, Ibn Umm al-Ḥakam was once appointed governor of Egypt by means of his uncle. In keeping with al-Ṭabarī, he was once averted from taking on his place of job by means of Muʿāwiya ibn Ḥudayj al-Sakūnī, who reportedly mentioned, “by means of my lifestyles, you shall now not deal with us the way in which you handled our Kūfan brothers”. This tale could also be present in Ibn Taghrībardī and Ibn al-Athīr, however it al-Sakūnī is understood to have died in 672. The reason for the discrepancy within the accounts is unclear.
In keeping with al-Balādhurī, Ibn Umm al-Ḥakam additionally served as governor of the Jazīra and Mosul. The Caliph ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān (685–705) appointed him governor of Damascus.
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