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(i.e., “champion of the people”) is the name of two local Sald̲j̲ūḳ rulers of the Artuḳid dynasty who attained power in northern Mesopotamia.

1. Nad̲j̲m al-Dīn Īlg̲h̲āzī I b. Artuḳ . He was first of all a supporter of his brother-in-law Tutus̲h̲ in his eventful struggle for the throne of the Sald̲j̲ūḳ empire of Persia. After Tutus̲h̲’s defeat and death (488/1095) he withdrew to Jerusalem, which he had received as a fief from Tutus̲h̲ jointly with his brother Suḳmān. The two brothers had, however, after a 40 days’ siege to s…

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Süssheim, K., “Īlg̲h̲āzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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