Ibn ʿAbd al-Ẓāhir
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, Muḥyi ’l-Dīn Abu ’l-Faḍl ʿAbd Allāh b. Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Ẓāhir b. Nas̲h̲wān b. ʿAbd al-Ẓāhir b. Nad̲j̲da al-Saʿdī al-Rawḥī , born in Cairo 620/1223, died there 692/1292 (Wüstenfeld, Geschichtschreibery no. 366). He lived in Cairo under the Mamlūk sultans Baybars, Ḳalāwūn and K̲h̲alīl, most of the time as private secretary, Kātib al-Sirr or Ṣāḥib Dīwān al-Ins̲h̲āʾ [see ins̲h̲āʾ ]. Maḳrīzī describes the rôle he played when Aḥmad al-Ḥākim bi-amri ’llāh was installed as ʿAbbāsid caliph in Egypt in order to legitimize al-Malik al-Ẓāhir Bayb…

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Pedersen, J., “Ibn ʿAbd al-Ẓāhir”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3034>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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