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Abū Jaʿfar Ustādh Hurmuz
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Abū Jaʿfar Ustādh Hurmuz, Ibn al-Ḥasan (301–406/914–1015), was a military commander and functionary of the Būyids. Having been a chamberlain (ḥājib) at the court of Būyids for a while, he was called ustādh (Master) (Ibn al-Athīr, 9/224). Nothing is known of his childhood and youth. According to Ibn al-Athīr (9/224), he was chamberlain during the reign of the Būyid ʿAḍud al-Dawla Fannā-Khusraw (r. 324–372/936–982). When ʿAḍud al-Dawla died, there was a contest between his sons Sharaf al-Dawla and Ṣamṣām al-Dawla over the succes…

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū Jaʿfar Ustādh Hurmuz”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0161>
First published online: 2015

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