Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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b. Abī Ḵh̲ālid al-Aḥwal, a vizier. He began his political career as a secretary and shortly after the accession of al-Maʾmūn was made vizier. He exerted soon great influence over the caliph; it was he that urged to confer the governorship of Ḵh̲orāsān in 205 (821) upon Ṭāhir b. al-Ḥusain, then governor of Bagdad. Al-Maʾmūn had already appointed G̲h̲assān b. ʿAbbād governor of that province, but when Aḥmed pointed out to him that G̲h̲assān was unequal to such a difficult task and stood security for …

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Zettersteen, K. V., “Aḥmed”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0412>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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