amīr al-muʾminīn

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Title for the caliph

Names

  • Arabic: أمير المؤمنين = Amīr al-Muʾminīn 1
  • Hebrew: אמיר אל מומנין = ʾMYR ʾL MWMNYN 2
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Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.1 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907

Sources

  • 1Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:421 [Arabic].
    • Commander of the Faithful: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 257 [English].
  • 2Emir al Muminin: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 98-99 [Hebrew with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson and Liran Yadgar, “amīr al-muʾminīn” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/168.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; and matching, Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Liran Yadgar: Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
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