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( Banū ), the name of one of the families which hereditarily shared among themselves the high administrative offices under the Buwayhid régime. The founder of this family’s fortune was Abu ’l-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās b. Fasand̲j̲us, a rich notable of S̲h̲īrāz who, after being fined 600,000 dirhams by ʿAlī b. Buwayh (ʿImād al-Dawla), had taken a part in the farming of taxes for that prince (322/934), and then, in 338/949, had entered the service of Muʿizz al-Dawla, for whom he administered the finances of Baṣra. It was there that he died i…

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Cahen, Cl., “Fasand̲j̲us”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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