Meaning of 'ABD ALLAH IBN SA'D IBN ABI SARH in English

'ABD ALLAH IBN SA'D IBN ABI SARH

died AD 656 governor of Upper (southern) Egypt for the Muslim caliphate during the reign of 'Uthman (644-656) and the cofounder, with the future caliph Mu'awiyah I, of the first Muslim navy, which seized Cyprus (647-649), Rhodes, and Cos (Dodecanese Islands) and defeated a Byzantine fleet off Alexandria in 652. He shared in the direction of the Muslim fleet that defeated the Byzantine navy in the battle of Dhat as-Sawari, off the Lycian coast, in 655. As governor in Egypt, Ibn Abi Sarh attacked the Christian Nubian Kingdom in 651-652 and forced the Nubians to sue for peace. He was an enemy of 'Amr ibn al-'As, who had conquered Egypt for the Umayyads and was governor of Lower Egypt.

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