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, also called (by Rabino) the Kiyās of Čulāb or Čalāb (after one of the eight bulūks of Āmul, and (by Sachau), the Kiyā Ḏj̲alāwī, minor dynasty of Māzandarān. The eponym of the clan, Afrāsiyāb b. Kiyā Ḥasan, was a sipāh-sālār in the service of his brother-in-law, Fak̲h̲r al-Dawla Ḥasan Bāwand [see bāwand ]. Kiyā Afrāsiyāb conspired with his sister, who had a daughter from a previous marriage, accused the Bāwand of taking this girl as his mistress, and obtained from the ʿulamā of Āmul a fatwā authorizing the death of the culprit. At the same time, the Bāwand put to death his minis…

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Nikitine, B., “Afrāsiyābids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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