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Buluggīn b. Zīrī
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Buluggīn (standard Ar., Buluqqīn) b. Zīrī b. Manād (d. 373/984), was the first Zīrid ruler of Ifrīqiya. For distinction in the service of the Fāṭimids as amīr of the Ṣanhāja Berbers against the Zanāta Berbers, he was named governor of Ifrīqiya by the Fāṭimid caliph al-Muʿizz li-Dīn Allāh (r. 341–65/953–75). As he was almost always on campaigns in the central Maghrib, he entrusted the administration of al-Qayrawān and eastern Ifrīqiya to a vice-amīr, ʿAbdallāh b. Muḥammad al-Kātib, son of an Aghlabid prince, whose power grew continuously.

Buluggīn founded Algiers, Miliana (Milyāna…

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Idris, Hady R., updated by, ¨ and Halm, Heinz, “Buluggīn b. Zīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23778>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004209831, 2011, 2011-4



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