55 " Omiyah, to Medina, from whence the prophet had " banished him, so thai he was called ' the banished " ' of the prophet/ although Sadik (Abubekr) and " 'Fariik (Omar) had not called him. Further, Os- 4 * man expelled Abazer from Medina; he also gave " his daughter in marriage to Mervan, the son of " Hakim, with the fifth part of the spoils of Afrika, 4i which amounted to forty thousand gold dinars.1 *fc Besides, he granted security to Abd-ullah, the son " of Serj ;2 although the lord of the prophetic asy- 4' lum had ordered his blood to be shed; and he 4 * conferred on him the administration of Egypt; 46 he consigned also to Abd-ullah, the son of Aa- ** mar, the government of Basra, where he indulged " himself in all sorts of shameful actions. Among " the Umras of his army were Mdaviah, the son of u Abi Safian, the collector of Sham (Syria), and Sdid, " the son of Aldas , the collector of Kiifa. After- a wards, Abd-ullah, the son of Aamer; and Faiid, the Mervan, according to Abulfeda, I. p. 271. Elmacin (Hist. Sarac., p. 38) reads " Hakim, son of Abul~As." 1 Abulfeda (I. p. 271) says 500,000 gold coins. Elmacin (loco cit., p. "39) states five talents of Africa, said to be worth 304,000 gold pieces. 2 Abulfeda (I. p. 261) mentions Ab'dalla, son of Sdd, son of Abu Sarh, Amerite, a foster-brother of Osmaa (ibid., p. 154). Elmacin (loco cit., p. 39) calls him Abdalla, son of Sdid, son of Abu Jerh, who had been a writer of revelations, and who, because he had apostatised from Islam- ism, would have been put to death by the prophet, after the taking of Mecca, in the eighth year of the Hejira (A. D. 029), if Osmao had not inter- ceded for him.