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Amān Allāh
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, Amīr of Afg̲h̲ānistan and the successor and third son of Habīb Allāh [q.v.] by his chief wife, ʿUlyā Ḥaḍrat (d. 1965). He was born on 2 June 1892 in Pag̲h̲mān and educated at the Military Academy. Intelligent, energetic and hardworking, he was attracted to the nationalist and Islamic modernist ideas of Maḥmūd Ṭarzī (1866-1935), the editor of Sirād̲j̲ al-ak̲h̲bār , and in 1914 married Ṭarzī’s daughter, Soraya (T̲h̲urayyā) (d. 21 April 1968). At the time of his father’s murder on 20 February 1919, Amān Allāh, as Governor of Kābul, controlled the capital…

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Yapp, M. E., “Amān Allāh”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8329>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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