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Al-ʿAzīz bi’llāh
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Al-ʿAzīz bi’llāh, Abū Manṣūr Nizār b. Abū Tamīm Maʿadd al-Muʿizz li-Dīn Allāh (344–386/955–996), the fifth Fāṭimid imam-caliph was the first sovereign of his dynasty to begin his rule in Egypt. Al-ʿAzīz’s reign epitomises the cultural, intellectual and architectural efflorescence of Fāṭimid rule in Egypt. It also established the Fāṭimid state…

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Jiwa, Shainool, “Al-ʿAzīz bi’llāh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0328>
First published online: 2015



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