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Abū al-Faraj al-Maghribī
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Abū al-Faraj al-Maghribī, Muḥammad b. Jaʿfar b. Muḥammad (d. 478/1085) was the last member of the al-Maghribī family of any fame and a vizier of the Fāṭimid caliph, al-Mustanṣir. There are few details in the sources on either his birth or his life. His forebear, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī, was one of those killed on the orders of the Fāṭimid caliph, al-Ḥākim in 400/1010.

According to Ibn al-Ṣayrafī (pp. 47–48), he went and lived for a while in the Maghrib, and then returned to Egypt to work in the service of al-Nāṣir al-Ḥasan Ibn ʿAlī al-Yāzūrī, who was then the vizi…

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Sadeq Sajjadi and Translated by IIS Translation team, “Abū al-Faraj al-Maghribī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0128>
First published online: 2015

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