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b. Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn , second Ṭūlūnid ruler of Egypt and Syria. He was born in Sāmarrā in 250/864 and, after the abortive rebellion of his brother ʿAbbās [q.v. in Suppl.] against Aḥmad b. Ṭūlūn [q.v.], was designated heir-apparent as early as 269/882. In an unprecedented act in the history of Muslim Egypt, the popular K̲h̲umārawayh came to power upon the death of his father on 10 D̲h̲u ’l-Ḳaʿda 270/10 May 884 without the caliph’s sanction, but rather with the general approval of the military and civil authorities of the Ṭūlūnid régi…

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Haarmann, U., “K̲h̲umārawayh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4328>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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