Ḥusayn S̲h̲āh
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(1), Sayyid al-Sādāt ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Abu ’l-Muẓaffar S̲h̲āḥ Ḥusayn Sulṭān (to quote his full titles) b. al-Sayyid As̲h̲raf al-Ḥusaynī al-Makkī , the founder of the Ḥusayn-S̲h̲āhī dynasty of Bengal, claimed descent from the S̲h̲arīf s of Mecca. His father migrated from Tirmid̲h̲ [q.v.] and settled in Rādh, a small village in the district of Čāndpūr, where he received his education from the local ḳādī , whose daughter he later married. After completing his education he entered the service of the Ḥabs̲h̲ī Sultan S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Muẓaffar S̲h̲āh ( reg . 897/1491-899/1493) and by dint of hi…

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Bazmee Ansari, A.S., “Ḥusayn S̲h̲āh”, 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_2996>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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