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The Death of Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan and Subsequent Events
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[106] In 1238/1822–23, after Sardar Shayrdil Khan had led an army against Herat, put Shah Mahmud under siege, and then, because of a disaster that occurred—all of which will be recounted below—returned to Qandahar without having achieved his end, Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan came to the end of his days at the age of thirty-eight and was buried on the western side of the Mazar-i ʿAshiqan wa ʿArifan in Kabul. A verse producing the date of his death is inscribed on his tombstone. When they ask the year of his death, say “God has made a place for him in Paradise.”1

After him, his son, Sardar Habib A…

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“The Death of Sardar Muhammad ʿAzim Khan and Subsequent Events”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000114>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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