ʿABDALLĀH B. NAJĀŠĪ, ABŪ BOḤAYR B. ḠANIM B. SAMʿĀN ASADĪ NAṢRĪ, Shiʿite governor of Ahvāz under the caliph Manṣūr (136-58/754-75), remembered as the transmitter of a short text, Resāla Ahwāzīya, addressed to him by Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādeq. According to a story related by ʿAmmār Seǰestānī, ʿAbdallāh was a Zaydī Shiʿite before he met the Imam on a trip to Medina (Qohpāʾī, Maǰmaʿ al-reǰāl IV, n.p., n.d., pp. 57-58). The governor’s grandson Aḥmad b. ʿAlī Naǰāšī refers to him and to the resāla (Reǰāl, Bombay, 1317/1899, p. 147). The text has been published (Maǰmūʿa-ye rasāʾel-e Šahīd, Tehran, 1313/1895, pp. 327-33).
Bibliography : See also Ḏarīʿa II, p. 485.
(ʿA. N. Monzavī)
Originally Published: December 15, 1982
Last Updated: July 15, 2011
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ʿA. N. Monzavī, “Abdallah B. Najasi,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/2, p. 185; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abdallah-b-najasi-8th-century-shiite-governor-of-ahvaz (accessed on 17 January 2014).