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Barmakids

(bär`məkĭdz') or

Barmecides

(bär`məsīdz'), Persian-descended religious family from KhorasanKhorasan
or Khurasan
, region and former province (1991 pop. 6,013,200), c.125,000 sq mi (323,750 sq km), NE Iran. Mashhad is the chief city; other cities include Sabzevar, Bojnurd, and Neyshabur. It is mainly mountainous and arid.
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. They served as viziers to the AbbasidAbbasid
or Abbaside
, Arab family descended from Abbas, the uncle of Muhammad. The Abbasids held the caliphate from 749 to 1258, but they were recognized neither in Spain nor (after 787) W of Egypt.
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 caliphs in the 8th cent. Khalid ibn Barmak, d. 782?, supported the revolution that brought about Abbasid rule. He was given certain ministerial powers, such as tax collecting and control over the army; later, he was appointed governor of FarsFars
or Farsistan
, province (1991 pop. 3,543,828), c.51,500 sq mi (133,400 sq km), SW Iran. Shiraz is the capital and chief city, located in an oasis occupying a valley c.6 mi (10 km) wide and 20 mi (32 km) long. The province is largely mountainous.
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 and governor of Tabaristan. Yahya, d. 805, son of Khalid, became secretary to the caliph's son, Harun ar-RashidHarun ar-Rashid
[Arab.,=Aaron the Upright], c.764–809, 5th and most famous Abbasid caliph (786–809). He succeeded his brother Musa al-Hadi, fourth caliph, a year after the death of his father, Mahdi, the third caliph.
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. Yahya and Harun were imprisoned by the caliph's successor, Musa al-Hadi, who died soon afterward. Harun became caliph and made Yahya chief administrator. Yahya's sons, Jafar, d. 803, and al-Fadl, d. 808, also became administrators during the reign of Harun. Jafar headed various interior departments. Al-Fadl eventually assumed his father's central duties and was appointed governor of Khorasan. However, by 800 the Barmakids' power and status were rapidly declining. Jafar was executed in 803; Yahya and al-Fadl died in prison.
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Birouni also writes about Kiyumar's story: "Abu Ali Mohammad Balkhi expressed story of the creation of man in his Shahnameh other than what is quoted above and corrected his speech by Seir Al-Molouk Abdullah Ibn-Moghafaa, Seir Al-Molouk Mohammed Ibn al-Jahm Al- Barmaki, Hisham Ibn al-Qasim, priest of Shahpur Bahram Ben Mardanshah and Bahram Ben Mehran Al-Isfahani [13].
A fourth position has been vacant since the commissioner responsible for children's rights, Hamida Barmaki, her husband, and their four children were killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul supermarket in January 2011.
praise for Afghan woman and human rights worker Hamida Barmaki, who was killed
Barmaki, along with her husband and four young children, died in the bomb
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He referred to the killing of previous Child Rights Commissioner Hamida Barmaki, her husband and their four children in a bomb attack in Kabul in January 2011.
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Such shows had been beneficial for selling their products over the past few years, Roqia Barmaki, one of the organisers from Balkh province, said.
Shams-ul-Haq Kashif Barmaki told Pajhwok Afghan News the building, having the capacity to house 500 students, took one year to complete.
But Chancellor Barmaki said the Ministry of Higher Education and donors had promised the construction of a research farm at the university.