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Ag̲h̲labids or Banu ’l-Ag̲h̲lab
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, a Muslim dynasty which throughout the 3rd/9th century held Ifrīḳiya in the name of the ʿAbbāsids and reigned at al-Ḳayrawān.

(i) general survey.

In 184/800 the founder of this dynasty, Ibrāhīm b. al-Ag̲h̲lab, who, as governor of the Zāb, had displayed skill and energy in restoring law and order in his province, was invested with princely power by the caliph Hārūn al-Ras̲h̲īd on terms advantageous to the latter. His vassal relinquished the subvention hitherto paid to I…

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Marçais, G. and Schacht, J., “Ag̲h̲labids or Banu ’l-Ag̲h̲lab”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0024>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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