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Zurayʿids
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, a South Arabian dynasty of Fāṭimid allegiance (473-569/1080-1173), of Yām [q.v.], centred on the southern port of Yemen [see al-yaman ], Aden [see ʿadan ].

When the Maʿnids (Banū Maʿn), the then rulers of Aden, suspended their tribute to their masters, the Ṣulayḥids [q.v.] in 473/1080, al-Mukarram Aḥmad marched on Aden for the Ṣulayḥids, drove out the Maʿnids and installed as joint rulers al-ʿAbbās and al-Masʿūd, sons of one al-Mukarram b. al-D̲h̲iʾb, in return for their previous services to the Ṣulayḥid Fāṭimid cause. Al-ʿAbbās died in…

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Smith, G.R., “Zurayʿids”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8213>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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