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Ibn al-Mudabbir
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, the name of two brothers, Abu ’l-Ḥasan Aḥmad and Abū Isḥāḳ (Abū Yusr) Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. al-Mudabbir, who played an important part as high officials, courtiers and men of letters as well as poets at Sāmarrā and in Egypt and Syria during the middle of the 3rd/9th century. The family seems to have been of Persian origin; it is not mentioned which of the two brothers was the elder.

(1) Abu ’l-Ḥasan (d. 270/883 or 271/884) directed the dīwān al-diays̲h̲ in the reign of the caliph al-Wāt̲h̲iḳ (227/842-232/847); during the first years of al-Mutawakkil (232/847-247…

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Gottschalk, H.L., “Ibn al-Mudabbir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3298>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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