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Madan: The first to conduct naval warfare was Mu'awiyah b. Abi Sufyin in the time of [2824) 'Uthman b. 'Affin. He had sought'Umar 's permission for this but did not obtain it. When'Uthman took office, Mu'iwiyah persisted until at last 'Uthman decided to grant permission . He said, "Do not conscript the people or cast lots among them. " (Mu'iwiyah) did this, naming as his admiral (wa'sta'mala 'ala al-baler) 'Abdallih b. Qays al-jisi, an ally (Bali f) of the Banu Fazarah 46 ('Abdallih) conducted fifty campaigns on the sea, in both winter and summer, and not one man was drowned or injured.

Schmitz, "Ka'b al-Abbar," E12, IV, 316-17 , G. Vajda, "Isra iliyyit," E12, IV, 211-12. 37. The identity of the Ifranjah is not clear. Presumably the word (literally, "Franks" is here applied to another Germanic people , the Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the fifth century and the Muslim conquest . It may also refer to that part of the indigenous population that accepted and supported Islamic rule. The Events of the Year 27 23 Sa'd returned to Egypt. The situation in Spain continued to be like that in Ifrigiyah until the time of Hisham; the Berbers defended their land; those living in Spain kept their affairs in good order.

Sa'd b. 51 According to (al-Wagidi)-al-Thawr b. Yazid-Khalid b. Ma'dan-Jubayr b. " He struck my shoulder with his hand and said, "May your mother be bereft of you, Jubayr. How despicable mankind becomes to God when they abandon his commandments . Here was a mighty nation (ummah ), which dominated (our) people and possessed royal power (mulk). Then they abandoned God's commandments; thus they fell into the condition that you see and God subjected them to captivity. " According to al-Wagidi-Abu Sa'id: Mu'awiyah b.

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