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A Seventh/Eighth-Century List Of Companions From Fus

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The papyrus discussed in this chapter lists sixteen 'companions' divided in three groups, of eight, three and five individuals whose names are separated by horizontal lines. The residence of each individual is identified through a street, building, or khiṭṭa, tribal city quarter. The addresses are mostly all known and are located in Fusṭāṭ, the Arab capital of Egypt established at the site of the Roman settlement of Babylon, modern-day Cairo. The list is obviously the product of some kind of registration, perhaps a census or an attempt at identifying and locating certain individuals. Lists of these contemporaries of Muḥammad who emigrated to the different provinces of the Islamic Empire and took part in the conquests exist, but our men are not mentioned amongst them.

Keywords: Babylon; Egypt; Fusṭāṭ; Islamic Empire; khiṭṭa; Muḥammad



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