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 Farmān-i ʿAli-Murād Khān
(511 words)

ʿAlī-Murād Khān’s farmān on freedom of residence and practice for Christians

ʿAlī-Murād Khān Zand

Date: 25 May - 22 June 1781

Original Language: Persian


This farmān (royal edict), issued on behalf of ʿAlī-Murād Khān Zand, was written in response to a petition by a clergyman by the name of Avānūs, which is usually a transliteration of the Armenian name for John: Hovhannes or Yohvannes. Although it is difficult to establish the identity of…

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Tiburcio, Alberto, “ Farmān-i ʿAli-Murād Khān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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