Ibn Maṣāl
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, Nad̲j̲m al-Dīn Abu ’l-Fatḥ Salīm (or Sulaymān ) b. Muḥammad al-Lukkī al-Mag̲h̲ribī , Fāṭimid amīr , a native of Lukk near Barḳa (Yāḳūt, iv, 364), probably a Berber, as is indicated by the name Maṣāl and the nisba Mag̲h̲ribī. Both he and his father practised falconry and veterinary science, and it was his knowledge of these matters which enabled him to enter a military career in Cairo, no details of which are known. According to Ibn al-Dawādārī, from 539/1144-5, during the reign of al-Ḥāfiẓ, he was entrusted with the direction of affairs without being given the title of vizier ( nāẓir fi ’l-um…

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Canard, M., “Ibn Maṣāl”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3288>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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