Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, S̲h̲amsu ’l-Kufāt Abu ’l-Ḳāsim Aḥmad b. Ḥasan, the famous wazir of Sulṭān Maḥmūd of G̲h̲azna, was a fosterbrother of the Sulṭān, and had been brought up and educated with him. Ḥasan, the father of Aḥmad, was the ʿĀmil of Bust under Subuktigīn; but on a charge of misappropiation of the revenue, he was put to death. In 384 (994), when Amīr Nūḥ b. Manṣūr the Sāmānid conferred on Maḥmūd the command of the troops of Ḵh̲urāsān, Maḥmūd put Aḥmad at the head of his correspondence department. After this Aḥmad rapidly rose in the service of his master, and occupied in succession, the posts of Mustawfī-i Ma…

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Nazim, M., “al-Maimandī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 21 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4463>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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