Aḍud al-Dīn, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh
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ʿAḍud al-Dīn, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh (514–73/1120–78), of the family of Ibn al-Muslima, figured prominently in the struggle over authority at the end of the ʿAbbāsid caliphate of Baghdad. He was major-domo (ustādhdār) to al-Mustanjid I (r. 555–66/1160–70) until he had the latter assassinated, after which ʿAḍud al-Dīn was appointed wazīr by caliph al-Mustaḍīʾ (r. 566–75/1170–80). It was primarily through him that al-Mustaḍīʾ attempted to increase his effective and just rule, opposing men of power, in and around the capital. Though al-Mustaḍīʾ wa…

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Ephrat, Daphna, “Aḍud al-Dīn, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22805>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178533, 2009, 2009-2



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