Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Khaqani

Abu'l-Qāsim Abdallāh ibn Muḥammad al-Khāqānī (Arabic: أبو القاسم عبدالله بن محمد الخاقاني‎) was a senior official of the Abbasid Caliphate, who served as vizier from 924 to 925.

Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Khaqani
عبدالله بن محمد الخاقاني
Born
Diedc. 926/7
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate
OccupationAbbasid vizier and Court official
Years activeJune 924 – November 925
Known forAbbasid senior official
ChildrenQasim ibn Abdullah
Parent(s)
RelativesUbayd Allah ibn Yahya ibn Khaqan (grandfather)

He was the son of Muhammad ibn Ubayd Allah al-Khaqani, vizier from 912 to 913, and grandson of Ubayd Allah ibn Yahya ibn Khaqan, vizier from 851 to 861 and 870 to 877.[1] He served as a secretary under his father, and in June 924 became vizier himself, in succession to Ali ibn al-Furat.[1] He was unable to deal with the challenges facing the Abbasid government at the time, and was dismissed in November 925, on the insistence of the commander-in-chief Mu'nis al-Muzaffar, who at the time was the virtual regent of the Caliphate.[1][2] As was customary, he was imprisoned and forced to pay a fine. Released, he died in 926/7.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Sourdel 1971, p. 824.
  2. ^ Bowen 1993, p. 575.

SourcesEdit

  • Bowen, H. (1993). "Muʾnis al-Muẓaffar". In Bosworth, C. E.; van Donzel, E.; Heinrichs, W. P. & Pellat, Ch. (eds.). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume VII: Mif–Naz. Leiden: E. J. Brill. p. 575. ISBN 978-90-04-09419-2.
  • Sourdel, D. (1971). "Ibn K̲h̲āḳān". In Lewis, B.; Ménage, V. L.; Pellat, Ch. & Schacht, J. (eds.). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume III: H–Iram. Leiden: E. J. Brill. p. 824. OCLC 495469525.
Preceded by
Ali ibn al-Furat
Vizier of the Abbasid Caliphate
June 924 – November 925
Succeeded by
Ahmad ibn Ubayd Allah al-Khasibi