Muṣṭafā Pas̲h̲a al-Nas̲h̲s̲h̲ār
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, twice Ottoman governor ( beylerbeyi ) of Yemen in the mid-10th/16th century.

A saddler ( sarrād̲j̲ ) with the Ottoman army that conquered Egypt in 923/1517, he used the wealth he obtained through plundering the treasury of K̲h̲āʾin Aḥmed Pas̲h̲a [q.v.], the rebellious Ottoman governor of Egypt (929-31/1523-5), to win the favour of Dāwūd Pas̲h̲a, a later governor of that province (945-56/1538-49). The latter appointed him commander of the annual Egyptian pilgrimage caravan ( amīr al-ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ ) for 945/1539, a position he held more than once subsequently. It was appar…

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Blackburn, J.R., “Muṣṭafā Pas̲h̲a al-Nas̲h̲s̲h̲ār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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