Ibrahim Inal

Ibrahim Inal (also spelled İbrahim Yınal,[1] died 1060) was a Seljuk warlord, the son of Yûsuf Yınal[1] and a full brother of the Sultan Tughril.

Ibrahim Inal
Birth nameIbrahim
Other name(s)Inal
Diedc. 1060
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate (now Iraq)
Years of service1040s – 1060
Battles/warsBattle of Kapetron
RelationsYûsuf Yınal (father)
Tughril (brother)

In 1047, Ibrahim wrested Hamadan and Kangavar from the Kakuyid ruler Garshasp I.[2] Ibrahim later commanded a successful raid against the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire which culminated in the Battle of Kapetrou in September 1048. The Arab chronicler Ibn al-Athir reports that he brought back 100,000 captives and a vast booty loaded on the backs of ten thousand camels.[3] In 1058, he revolted against his brother, but was eventually defeated and personally strangled by Toğrül with his bowstring at Baghdad.[4]


  1. ^ a b Sümer, Faruk (2002). "KUTALMIŞ" (PDF). TDV Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol. 26 (Ki̇li̇ – Kütahya) (in Turkish). Istanbul: Turkiye Diyanet Foundation, Centre for Islamic Studies. pp. 480–481. ISBN 9789753894067.
  2. ^ Bosworth 1968, p. 19.
  3. ^ Paul A. Blaum (2005). Diplomacy gone to seed: a history of Byzantine foreign relations, A.D. 1047-57. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. (Online version)
  4. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Seljūks" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 608.