Ruzzik ibn Tala'i

Abū Shujāʿ Ruzzīk ibn Ṭalāʾiʿ was the son of the Twelver Shi'a Armenian vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate, Tala'i ibn Ruzzik, and succeeded his father when the latter was assassinated in September 1161. He was himself overthrown by the Bedouin military commander Shawar in early 1163 and executed in August 1163.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ al-Imad 1990, pp. 170, 195.
  2. ^ Bianquis 1995, p. 653.
  3. ^ Brett 2017, pp. 287–288.


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  • Halm, Heinz (2014). Kalifen und Assassinen: Ägypten und der vordere Orient zur Zeit der ersten Kreuzzüge, 1074–1171 [Caliphs and Assassins: Egypt and the Near East at the Time of the First Crusades, 1074–1171] (in German). Munich: C.H. Beck. ISBN 978-3-406-66163-1.
Preceded by Vizier of the Fatimid Caliphate
September 1161 – January 1163
Succeeded by