An Early Umayyad Papyrus Invitation for the Ḥajj

  title={An Early Umayyad Papyrus Invitation for the Ḥajj},
  author={Petra M. Sijpesteijn},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={179 - 190}
  • P. Sijpesteijn
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Education
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Some time between 86/705 and 99/717, Sahl b. ‘Abd al-‘Azīz wrote a letter to ‘Uqba b. Muslim, conveying a message from the amīr al-mu’minīn, the caliph. The caliph, Sahl wrote, had announced that the time had come to make the pilgrimage, the ḥajj, and had exhorted all Muslims to do so. Sahl urged ‘Uqba, if he was able, to join him on the pilgrimage and to bring Sahl’s camels with him, bearing the costs for one camel himself.2 
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