Badr al-Muʿtaḍidī(502 words)

, Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲m , commander-in-chief of the armies of the caliph al-Muʿtaḍid (279-89/892-902). He was the son of one of al-Mutawakkil’s mawālī , whose name cannot be established with certainty (Ḵh̲urr or Ḵh̲ayr?), and was first in service as an equerry to al-Muwaffaḳ, gaining from that time the favour of the future caliph al-Muʿtaḍid, who, whilst still regent after al-Muwaffaḳ’s death (Ṣafar 278/June 891), made him chief of police in Bag̲h̲dād and then, after his accession, com-mander of all the forces. Badr led se…

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Pellat, Ch.. "Badr al-Muʿtaḍidī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 04 May 2015 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/badr-al-mutadidi-SIM_8390>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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