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Abu Al Misk Kafur

Birth:905

Death:968

The Ethiopian slave who became a de-facto ruler of Egypt. Muhammad ibn Tughj, the founder of the Iksidid dynasty, recognised Kafur's talent and sent him in military campaigns against Syria and Hajaz. Ibn Tughj appointed Kafur guardian of his two sons on his deathbed and Kafur became the real ruler of Egypt during 946-961.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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