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, one of the successor dynasties which arose in Kirmān, Fārs and ʿIrāḳ-i ʿAd̲j̲am following the disintegration of the Īlk̲h̲ānid empire. Their ancestor, G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ al-Dīn al-Ḥād̲j̲d̲j̲ī, was allegedly a member of an Arab family from K̲h̲wāf, in K̲h̲urāsān, who during the Mongol advance had migrated to Yazd and entered the service of its atabeg . His grandson S̲h̲araf al-Dīn al-Muẓaffar was entrusted with the towns of Maybud and Nadūs̲h̲an; but he was subsequently presented to the Īlk̲h̲ān, receiving the office of yasaʾul or chamberlain, then the command of a thousand ( hazāra ), and …

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Jackson, P., “Muẓaffarids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5688>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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