Wadih al-Maskin

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OccupationOfficial of the Abbasid Caliphate

Wadih al-Maskin was an eighth-century official of the Abbasid Caliphate.

Wadih al-Maskin was originally a client of Salih ibn al-Mansur. He was appointed governor for the Abbasids in Armenia and Adharbayjan around 775 and in Egypt in 779. In Egypt he is said to have helped the later Moroccan sultan Idris I of Idris ibn Abdallah to escape his Abbasid pursuers to the Maghreb. For this Wadih al-Maskin was beheaded and crucified in 786.[1]


  1. al-Yakubi 2017, p. 19

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