Abd al-Rahman ibn Samura

ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Samura (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بن سمرة, died c. 670 in Basra)[1] was a general of the Rashidun caliphate and the succeeding Umayyad Caliphate, and caliphal governor of Sijistan in the 7th century CE.

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  • On reaching Dãwar, he surrounded the enemy in the mountain of Zûr, where there was a famous Hindu temple.
    • Seistan (Iran) Cited by Abdur Rahman, The Last Two Dynasties of the Shãhîs, Delhi Reprint, 1988, pp. 55-56
  • …Their idol of Zûr was of gold, and its eyes were two rubies. The zealous Musalmãns cut off its hands and plucked out its eyes, and then remarked to the Marzabãn how powerless was his idol to do either good or evil…

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