Bū Saʿīd
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, the reigning dynasty of ʿUmān and Zanzibar, of Azdī origin. The founder, Aḥmad b. Saʿīd, became Wālī of Ṣuḥār under the Yaʿrubī Imām of ʿUmān, Sayf b. Sulṭān II. He defended Ṣuḥār successfully against Nādir S̲h̲āh’s general, Muḥammad Taḳī Ḵh̲ān S̲h̲īrāzī, who came to terms. Within a few years, by force, diplomacy and treachery, Aḥmad made himself master of ʿUmān. The S̲h̲āh was preoccupied with a Turkish war and did nothing to retrieve his position. The date of Aḥmad’s formai assumption of the…

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Beckingham, C.F., “Bū Saʿīd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1486>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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