Ali Arslan Khan
|Ali Arslan Khan|
|Khagan of Karakhanids|
|Predecessor||Suleyman Arslan Khan|
|Successor||Ahmad Toghan Khan|
|Father||Musa Baytash Khan|
Almost nothing is known about his reign except his unsuccessful raid into the Kingdom of Khotan in 998. His tomb is located in Ordam Padishah, Yengishahar and was an important mazar shrine and pilgrim site. In September 2020, a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute on Chinese oppression against the Uyghurs' religious practices stated that the site had been completely destroyed by 2019. Since at least 2000, authorities had prevented mass pilgrimage to the site.
His cousin, Hasan b. Sulayman, gradually became independent of him during his reign.
He had at least five sons: Nasr Khan, Ahmad Toghan Khan, Mansur Arslan Khan, Muhammad and Jafar Tegin.
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