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al-Muṭīʿ Li ’llāh
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, Abu ’l-Ḳāsim al-Faḍl , ʿAbbāsid caliph, reigned 334-63/946-74, son of al-Muḳtadir [q.v.] by a Ṣaḳlabī slave concubine called Mas̲h̲ʿala, brother of al-Rāḍī and of al-Muttaḳī [q.vv.].

Al-Muṭīʿ was a bitter enemy of al-Mustakfī [q.v.] and therefore went into hiding on the latter’s accession, and after Muʿizz al-Dawla [q.v.] had become the real ruler, al-Muṭīʿ is said to have taken refuge with him and incited him against al-Mustakfī. After the deposition of the latter in D̲j̲umādā II or S̲h̲aʿbān 334/January or March 946) al-Muṭīʿ was recognis…

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Zetterstéen, K.V. and Bosworth, C.E., “al-Muṭīʿ Li ’llāh”, 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 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5674>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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