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Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad
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, the fifth ruler of the Turkmen Artuḳid dynasty [q.v.] in Ḥiṣn Kayfā and most of Diyār Bakr, d. in Rabīʿ I 581/June 1185.

He succeeded on his father Ḳara Arslan’s death, in 562/1166-7 according to the chronicles (although numismatic evidence suggests that the latter may have lived till 570/1174-5), having promised his father to continue support for the Zangid ruler Nūr al-Dīn Maḥmūd’s [q.v.] d̲j̲ihād against the Franks, a commitment which he in fact honoured by bringing troops to Niṣibīn in 566/1170-1. But after the Zangid’s death in 569/1174, Nūr al-Dīn Muḥ…

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Hillenbrand, Carole, “Nūr al-Dīn Muḥammad”, 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 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5989>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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