Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, Abū ’l-Fatḥ, S̲h̲ihāb al-Dawla wa-Ḳuṭb al-Milla, ruler of G̲h̲azna, was born about 412 (1021—1022). In Muḥarram 432 (September 1040) he was appointed to the government of Balk̲h̲ with Ḵh̲wād̲j̲a Abū Naṣr Aḥmad b. Muḥammad as wazīr. A few months later, his father Sulṭān Masʿūd was deposed and Muḥammad, son of Sulṭān Maḥmūd, was raised to the throne. On learning news of this, Mawdūd left Balk̲h̲, took possession of G̲h̲azna, and spent the winter in making preparations for a struggle for the throne with Muḥammad. At the end …

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Nazim, M., “Mawdūd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 24 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4613>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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