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The al-Balʿamī family were administrators and scholars from Khurāsān and Transoxania. The most famous were Abū l-Faḍl Muḥammad b. ʿUbaydallāh al-Balʿamī (d. 329/941) and his son Abū ʿAlī l-Balʿamī (d. 363/974), both of whom rose to high-ranking positions in the bureauc…

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Zadeh, Travis, “al-Balʿamī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305755, 2016, 2016-2

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