Ibn Muḳla
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, Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. ʿAlī , vizier of the ʿAbbāsid period. Born in Bag̲h̲dād in 272/885-6, he began his career as a collector of land-taxes in Fārs, then was given an important post as secretary in the central administration when Ibn al-Furāt [q.v.] became vizier in 296/908; he was in fact in charge of the opening and the despatch of official letters. He also collaborated closely with Ibn al-Furāt during the latter’s second vizierate (from 304/917 to 306/919), but had no compunction about working against the interests of his master, wh…

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Sourdel, D., “Ibn Muḳla”, 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_3306>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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