Aḥmad b. Faḍlān b. al-ʿAbbās b. Rāshid b. Ḥammād, known as Ibn Faḍlān, wrote a travelogue recounting his personal experiences as a representative of the ʿAbbāsid caliph al-Muqtadir (r. 295–320/908–32) during the embassy sent to the Turkic king of the Bulghār, also referred to as the king of the Ṣaqāliba, which left Baghdad on 12 Ṣafar 309/22 June 921.
Apart from what can be gleaned from his travelogue, nothing appears to survive on the life of Ibn Faḍlā…
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“Ibn Faḍlān”, in:
Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson.
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