|Bustanai BEN HANINAI beni David, Exilarch
Bustanai BEN HANINAI beni David, Exilarch
- Born: Abt 590, Babylonia
- Married (2): 657
- Died: 670
He was the first Exilarch to be recognized by Arab rule in 642. He was recognized as Exilarch, leader of the Jews, in return for the valuable assistance of the Babylonian Jews in Caliph Omar's campaigns against Persia in 642. He as the exilarch, both in bearing and in mode of life, was considered a prince. He was married King Yazdigird III's daughter Dara in a marriage arranged by the establisher of Islam, Ali, Mohammeds son-in-law, the first Imam and the establisher of Islam in 657.
Exilarch in Babylonia, before 670.
Bustanai married Unnamed Jewish wife.
Bustanai also married Princess Izdundad SASSANID Princess of Persia, daughter of Yazdgard (Yazdagird) III SASSANID Shah of Iran (632-651) and Manyanh HERAKLINA Princess of Byzantium, in 657. (Princess Izdundad SASSANID Princess of Persia was born about 640.)