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This nisba was borne by three brothers, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Aḥmad, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿḳūb and Abu ’l-Ḥusain, who played an important part in the period of the decline of the ʿAbbāsid Caliphate under al-Muḳtadir and his successors. The head of this family was the first mentioned Abū ʿAbd Allāh, who not content with the unimportant offices which the Caliph’s vizier ʿAlī b. ʿĪsā had given him and his brothers, obtained from his successor Ibn Muḳla [q. v.] the government of the province of al-Ahwāz and other …

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“al-Barīdī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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