Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Abū ʿAlī Ḥasan b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbbās, commonly known as Ḥasanak, was the third wazīr of Sulṭān Maḥmūd of G̲h̲azna. He entered the service of the Sulṭān as a young man, and gradually rose to be the governor of the province of Ḵh̲urāsān. In 414 (1023), Ḥasanak went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, and returned by way of Cairo where he received a k̲h̲ilʿa from the Fāṭimid Caliph al-Ẓāhir. This offended al-Ḳādir bi’llāh, the ʿAbbāsid Caliph of Bag̲h̲dād, who denounced Ḥasanak as a Ḳarmaṭian [cf. ḳarmaṭ] and ordered Sulṭān Maḥmūd to put him to death as such. The Sulṭān however appeased th…

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Nazim, M., “Ḥasanak”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2914>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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