al-Yāzurī
(1,135 words)

, Abū Muḥammad al-Ḥasan (or al-Ḥusayn) b. ʿAlī b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, vizier to the Fāṭimids in Egypt 440-50/1050-8 (al-Maḳrīzī, Ittiʿāẓ , ii, 203-40; list of his laḳab s in L.S. al-Imad, The Fatimid vizierate, 969-1172, Berlin 1990, 166; A.F. al-Sayyid, al-Dawla al-fāṭimiyya , tafsīr d̲j̲adīd , Cairo 1996, index at 461).

He was born at Yāzur in Palestine, where his father was ḳāḍī , in a Ḥanafī Sunnī family who were the owners of a landed estate. After a Pilgrimage, a piece of the Prophet’s Mosque at Medina fell on his shoulder, the presage of a splendid future (Ibn Ẓāfir, Ak̲h̲bār al-duwal al-mu…

Cite this page
Th. Bianquis, “al-Yāzurī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8009>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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