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Aḥmad b. Muḥammad
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b. ʿabd al-ṣamad abū naṣr , vizier of the G̲h̲aznawid Masʿūd b. Maḥmūd (after the death of his celebrated predecessor al-Maymandī (423/1032). He began his career as steward ( katk̲h̲udā ) of Ḵh̲wārizm S̲h̲āh Altūntās̲h̲, and having become the vizier of Masʿūd he managed to retain this office during the latter’s reign. After the defeat at Dandānaḳān, Masʿūd, who himself retired to India, sent him as attendant of his son Mawdūd to Balk̲h̲ in order to defend this city against the Sald̲j̲ūḳs. Also after the accession of Mawdūd (43…

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“Aḥmad b. Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0396>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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