Abbas ibn Shith

Abbas ibn Shith was the king of the Ghurid dynasty. He overthrew his uncle Abu Ali ibn Muhammad in 1035, and ascended the Ghurid throne. During his later reign, the nobles of Ghor requested aid from the Ghaznavid sultan Ibrahim, who marched towards Ghor and deposed Abbas ibn Shith.[1] Abbas was succeeded by his son Muhammad ibn Abbas, who agreed to pay tribute to the Ghaznavids.

Abbas ibn Shith
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
PredecessorAbu Ali ibn Muhammad
SuccessorMuhammad ibn Abbas
IssueMuhammad ibn Abbas
ReligionSunni Islam


  1. ^ History of Civilizations of Central Asia, C.E. Bosworth, M.S. Asimov, p. 185.


  • C. Edmund, Bosworth (2001). "GHURIDS". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Online Edition. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  • Bosworth, C. E. (1968). "The Political and Dynastic History of the Iranian World (A.D. 1000–1217)". In Frye, R. N. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Iran, Volume 5: The Saljuq and Mongol periods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 1–202. ISBN 0-521-06936-X.
Preceded by
Abu Ali ibn Muhammad
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Succeeded by
Muhammad ibn Abbas