Saʿd al-Dawla
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b. al-Ṣafī b. Hibat Allāh b. Muhad̲h̲d̲h̲ib al-Dawla al-Abharī, Jewish physician and wazīr of the Īlk̲h̲ān Arg̲h̲ūn [see īlk̲h̲āns ].

His tenure of office lasted from Ḏj̲umādā II 688/June 1289 until his murder in Rabīʿ I 690/March 1291. His ism and date of birth are unknown. His rise to power must be seen against the background of a radical change of the Mongol political élite in domestic and foreign policies; i.e. from the pro-Islamic policy of the Īlk̲h̲ān Aḥmad (680-3/1282-4) back to the anti-Islamic policy of the Īlk̲h̲āns after the defeat at ʿAyn Ḏj̲ālūt [q.v.] on 25 Ramaḍān 658/3 …

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Krawulsky, Dorothea, “Saʿd al-Dawla”, 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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