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, an important tribe in the 3rd/9th century whose holdings formed a special district of their own known as al-Īg̲h̲ārayn (the two fiefs) in al-Ḏj̲ibāl. east of Nihāwand between Hamadān and Iṣfahān. ʿĪsā b. Idrīs laid the basis for the Dulafid fortune by engaging in highway robbery to such an extent that he was able to retire and erect a stronghold at al-Karad̲j̲, which his son and successor, al-Ḳāsim b. ʿĪsā al-Id̲j̲lī, known as Abū Dulaf, employed as the foundation for the Dulafid dynasty.

Abū Dulaf was a S̲h̲īʿī, a highly educated man, a lauded poet, a great general and a c…

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Marin, E., “Dulafids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2149>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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