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Humayd b. Qahtaba al-Ta'i

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Humayd b. Qahtaba al-Ta'i
Army Commander of Abbasids
Full Name Humayd b. Qahtaba b. Shabib al-Ta'i al-Amir
Religious Affiliation Sunni
Lineage Banu Abbas
Places of Residence Jazira, Egypt and Khurasan
Death/Martyrdom 159/776
Era Harun al-Rashid, Abbasids
Notable roles Governor of Jazira, Egypt, and Khurasan

Ḥumayd b. Qahṭaba b. Shabīb al-Taʾī al-Amīr (Arabic: حُمَید بن قَحطَبه بن شبیب الطائی الامیر ), was one of the great army commanders of Abbasid dynasty, as well as his father and his brother, al-Hasan. He was the governor of Jazira and then Egypt and then Khurasan. He died in 159/776.

He built a big garden and a luxurious palace for himself between Nawqan and Sanabad. On his way to Tus for suppressing the rebellion of Khurasan, Harun got sick at this spot, and died in 193/809. Harun was buried in the palace (Dar al-Imara) which later was referred to as al-Buq'at al-Haruniyya.

In later years Imam al-Rida (a) was buried in this place, next to Harun. Nowadays, due to the burial of Imam al-Rida (a), this site in Mashhad, has become a place of pilgrimage for many Muslims.

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