Zumurrud K̲h̲ātūn
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, a Turkish slave, mother of the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Nāṣir li-Dīn Allāh [q.v.] (575-622/1180-1225). She was politically active and continued the religious policy of her husband al-Mustaḍīʾ [q.v.] (566-75/1170-80) by favouring Ḥanbalīs, e.g. Ibn al-D̲j̲awzī [q.v.], and interceding for them with her son. The sources praise her piety and generosity. She endowed madrasas , ribāṭs and mosques, and had a turba erected at the grave of the mystic Maʿrūf al-Kark̲h̲ī [q.v.], together with a madrasa . On the occasion of her pilgrimage she allegedly spent 300,000 dīnārs for alms a…

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Jacobi, Renate, “Zumurrud K̲h̲ātūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8209>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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