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Who is Al-Mutawakkil?
Al-Mutawakkil ʻAlā Allāh Jaʻfar ibn al-Muʻtasim was an Abbasid caliph who reigned in Samarra from 847 until 861. He succeeded his brother al-Wāthiq and is known for putting an end to the Mihna "ordeal", the Inquisition-like attempt by his predecessors to impose a single Mu'tazili version of Islam.
- also known as Al-Mutawakkil 'alā 'llāh
- born in (1194 years ago), child of Al-Mu'tasim
- religion: Islam
- parent of
- died on (1154 years ago)
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by Helaine Selin
BakhtTshu' Ibn Jibra'Tl, a contemporary of Hunayn, held regular meetings at which physicians and philosophers debated questions and problems raised by Caliph al-Mutawakkil (d. ad 861). Hunayn was invited to attend these meetings at ...
by Oliver Leaman
Al-Mutawakkil had entrusted the two sons of Musa ibn Shakir, Muhammad and Ahmad, with supervising the digging of a canal named al-Ja'fari. They delegated the work to alFarghani, thus deliberately ignoring a better engineer, Sind ibn 'Ali, ...
by Helaine Selin
Al-Mutawakkil is reported to have endowed a school of translation, and appointed Hunayn as its head. Among the members of this school were Hunayn's son, Ishaq Ibn Hunayn ((1. AD 910), who translated from Greek into Syriac and Arabic.
by Trudy Ring, Robert M. Salkin, Sharon La Boda
479 Muhammad al-Mutawakkil (sultan of Morocco), 47 1 National Cultural History and Open- Air Museum. Pretoria, South Africa,.
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