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al-Muʾayyad S̲h̲ayk̲h̲
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( al-Malik ), Circassian Mamlūk sultan. He was brought to Egypt by the k̲h̲wād̲j̲ā Maḥmūd S̲h̲āh (732/1380-1), and bought by al-Ẓahir Barḳūḳ [q.v.] whence his nisbas of al-Maḥmūdī al-Ẓāhirī.

He was then about 12 or possibly (following Ibn Tag̲h̲rībirdī) some 10 years older, and was in due course emancipated and promoted in the sultan’s entourage. In 802/1400 he was appointed governor of Tripoli by al-Nāṣir Farad̲j̲ [q.v.], and spent the next 12 years in Syria, holding various appointments. He was deeply involved in the factional politics in which the Ẓāhiriyy…

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Holt, P.M., “al-Muʾayyad S̲h̲ayk̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5285>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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