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S̲h̲ams al- Dawla
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, Abū Ṭāhir b. Fak̲h̲r al-Dawla, a Būyid. After the death of Fak̲h̲r al-Dawla [q. v.] the amirs proclaimed as his successor his four-year-old son Mad̲j̲d al-Dawla under the guardianship of his mother Saiyida and gave the governorship of Hamad̲h̲ān and Kirmāns̲h̲ahān to S̲h̲ams al-Dawla who was also a minor. When Mad̲j̲d al-Dawla grew up, he sought to overthrow his mother and with this object made an arrangement with the vizier al-Ḵh̲aṭīr Abū ʿAlī b. ʿAlī b. al-Ḳāsim in 397 (1006/1007). But when they sought assistance from the Kurd chief Badr b. Ḥasanawaih, the latter set out for al-Raiy with S…

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Zetterstéen, K. V., “S̲h̲ams al-Dawla”, 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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