Al-Hasan ibn Makhlad al-Jarrah

Al-Hasan ibn Makhlad ibn al-Jarrah (Arabic: الحسن بن مخلد بن الجراح‎) was a senior official of the Abbasid Caliphate. Born a Nestorian Christian, he converted to Islam late in life, and served as secretary under Caliph al-Mutawakkil (r. 847–861). Under Caliph al-Mu'tamid (r. 870–892) he occupied twice the highest civil administrative office, that of vizier, first in 877 and again in 878/9. He was dismissed by the powerful regent, the Caliph's brother al-Muwaffaq, and exiled to Egypt and then Antioch, where he probably died in 882.

His son Sulayman also served thrice as vizier of the Caliphate.

SourcesEdit

  • Sourdel, Dominique (1971). "Ibn Makhlad". 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. 859. OCLC 495469525.
Preceded by
Ubayd Allah ibn Yahya ibn Khaqan
Vizier of the Abbasid Caliphate
August–September 877
Succeeded by
Sulayman ibn Wahb
Preceded by
Sulayman ibn Wahb
Vizier of the Abbasid Caliphate
July–August 878
Succeeded by
Isma'il ibn Bulbul