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, a Persian dynasty. Their ancestors came from Arabia and had settled in Ḵh̲urāsān at the time of the Muslim conquest, where they lived for several centuries. On the approach of the Mongols, the emīr G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ al-Dīn Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī, with his three sons Abū Bakr, Muḥammad and Manṣūr, retired to Yazd. The two first named entered the service of the Atābeg of Yazd, ʿAlāʾ al-Dawla, and when Hūlāgū [q. v.] marched on Bag̲h̲dād, Abū Bakr followed him with 300 horse. After the capture of Bag̲h̲dād he was…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “Muẓaffarids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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