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al-Muḳtafī
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li-Amri ’llāh, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad, ʿAbbāsid caliph, born on 12th Rabīʿ II 489 (April 9, 1096), son of al-Mustaẓhir and a slave girl. After the deposition of his nephew al-Ras̲h̲īd, al-Muḳtafī was acknowledged as caliph on the 8th Ḏh̲u ’l-Ḥid̲j̲d̲j̲a 530 (Sept. 17, 1136). While the Sald̲j̲ūḳs were fighting among themselves, he did his best not only to maintain his independence but also to extend his, rule and one district after the other in the ʿIrāḳ fell into his hands. In 543 (1148) a number of emirs announced their allegiance…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “al-Muḳtafī”, 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_4845>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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