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Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Bakhtiyārī
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Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Bakhtiyārī (d. 1164/1751), a chief of the Haft Lang, a branch of the Bakhtiyārī tribe who ruled over Iṣfahān for a while at the end of Afshārid rule. He is reported to have been a descendant of Shaykh Zāhid Gīlānī, the 7th/13th century mystic (Rustam al-Ḥukamāʾ, 48, 65, 225), and his ancestors used to preach to the Bakhtiyārīs (Dunbulī, 1/2). In 1145/1732, when Nādir Shāh Afshār invaded the Bakhtiyārī lands because of a revolt in which the governor of the region had been murdered, …

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Ala'oddini, Alireza and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū al-Fatḥ Khān Bakhtiyārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0132>
First published online: 2015

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