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Maymandī(465 words)

Nazim, M.Bosworth, C.E.

, Abu ’l-Ḳāsim Aḥmad b. Ḥasan , called S̲h̲ams al-Kufāt "sun of the capable ones", vizier of sultans Maḥmūd and Masʿūd of G̲h̲azna [q.vv.]. He was a foster-brother of Maḥmūd, and had been brought up and educated with him. His father had been ʿāmil of Bust under Sebüktigin, and apparently stemmed from Maymand in Zābulistān; but on a charge of misappropriation of the revenue, he was put to death. In 384/994, when the Amīr Nūḥ b. Manṣūr the Sāmānid conferred on Maḥmūd the command of the troops of Ḵh̲urāsān, Maḥmūd put Aḥm…

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Nazim, M.; Bosworth, C.E.. "Maymandī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 21 October 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/maymandi-SIM_5072>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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