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Ibrāhīm Bey
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, one of the most prominent of the last Mamlūk amīrs of Egypt. He was brought to Egypt as a Circassian slave and passed into the possession of Muḥammad Abu ’l-Ḏh̲ahab, the favourite Mamlūk of ʿAlī Bey [q. v.]. He manumitted him and married him to his sister (cf. al-Ḏj̲abartī’s statement under the 4th Rabīʿ II 1216). In 1182 (1767-8) he was appointed one of the 24 Beys, in 1186 as Amīr al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ he led the Egyptian pilgrim caravan to Mecca. On his return the dispute between Muḥammad Abu ’l-Ḏh̲ahab and ʿAlī Bey had already been decided in favour of the latter. During the few years of…

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Kahle, P., “Ibrāhīm Bey”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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