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vizier of the Ghaznavids in the 5th/11th century.

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ABŪ SAHL ḴOJANDĪ, vizier of the Ghaznavids in the 5th/11th century. He served Sultan Ebrāhīm b. Masʿūd (451-92/1059-99) as that ruler’s second vizier, succeeding Abū Bakr b. Abī Ṣāleḥ, probably in the early part of the reign. All that is known of his background is that he had been secretary in the Ghaznavid dīvāns since the time of Sultan Masʿūd. At some unspecified date he fell from favor and was arrested and blinded at the sultan’s orders.


Nāṣer-al-dīn Kermānī, Nasāʾem al-asḥār, ed. Ormavī, Tehran, 1338 Š./1959, p. 46.

Sayf-al-dīn ʿOqaylī, Āṯār al-wozarāʾ, ed. S. Nafīsī, Tehran, 1317 Š./1938, p. 147.

These sources are utilized in Bosworth, Later Ghaznavids, chap. II.

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C. Edmund Bosworth, “ABŪ SAHL ḴOJANDĪ”, in: Encyclopaedia Iranica Online, © Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2330-4804_EIRO_COM_4677>
First published online: 2020
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