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Muhammad Ibn Tughj

Birth:935

Death:969

The founder of the Ikhshidid dynasty in Egypt. Caliph al Razi gave him the old Iranian princely title Ikhshid in 939. In the next two years he added Syria and Palestine to his quasi-independent state of Egypt and captured both Makkah and Madinah. Abu-al-Misk Kafur, his slave, became the de-facto ruler from 966 to 968. In 969 the Fatimid general Jawhar brought an end to the Ikhsidid dynasty.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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