Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Faḍl Allāh
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, a family of officials in Cairo under the Mamlūks who traced their descent from the Caliph ʿOmār I. so that the individual members are also known by the nisba al-ʿOmarī. The founder of the family was Faḍl Allāh Ḏj̲amāl al-Dīn Abu ’l-Maʾāt̲h̲ir b. ʿIzz al-Dīn; one of his sons, S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿAbd āl-Wahhāb (died 717 = 1317), was private secretary under Ḳalāwūn, another son, Muḥyi ’l-Dīn Yaḥyā (died 738 = 1337), was likewise private secretary under al-Nāṣir in Damascus, but moved to Cairo in 733(1332-1333). The latter had a…

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“Faḍl Allāh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2239>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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