al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid Caliph
r. 833-842/218-227 AH
Iraq
Abu Ishak Muhammad ibn Harun al-Rashid, given the regnal title al-Mu'tasim Bi'llah, was the eighth Abbasid caliph and founder of the imperial capital city of Samarra. Before ascending to the throne, Mu'tasim had been a military commander, and some historical sources suggest that he founded Samarra in part to accommodate the growing army that he had amassed as a form of protection.

Sources:

C. E. Bosworth. "al-Mu'taṣim Bi ’llāh." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Editionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5656 [Accessed November 21, 2017].


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al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid Caliph
المعتصم بالله
Original
al-Mu'tasim Bi'llah
Transliterated
al-Mu'tasim Billah
Alternate transliteration
Mu'tasim Bi'llah
Alternate transliteration
ابو اسحاق محمد بن هارون
Alternate
Abu Ishak Muhammad ibn Harun
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