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Al-Afḍal Kutayfāt
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Al-Afḍal Kutayfāt, Abū ʿAlī Aḥmad (d. 526/1131), was a Fāṭimid vizier and effective ruler of Fāṭimid Egypt for a brief period. He was the son of al-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamālī (q.v.) and the grandson of Badr al-Jamālī, who were both distinguished Fāṭimid viziers and ‘commanders of the armies’ (sing. amīr al-juyūsh).

There is little information regarding his life prior to his appointment as vizier. Historians writing about the vizierate of his father, Abū al-Qāsim Shāhinshāh (better known as al-Afḍal), the military expedition of his sons to Palestine…

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Sajjadi, Sadeq and Negahban, Farzin, “Al-Afḍal Kutayfāt”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0184>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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