Ibn Muḳla(619 words)

Sourdel, D.

, Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. ʿAlī , vizier of the ʿAbbāsid period. Born in Bag̲h̲dād in 272/885-6, he began his career as a collector of land-taxes in Fārs, then was given an important post as secretary in the central administration when Ibn al-Furāt [q.v.] became vizier in 296/908; he was in fact in charge of the opening and the despatch of official letters. He also collaborated closely with Ibn al-Furāt during the latter’s second vizierate (from 304/917 to 306/919), but had no compunction about working against the interests of his master, wh…

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Sourdel, D.. "Ibn Muḳla." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 20 April 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/ibn-mukla-SIM_3306>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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