Tulunid

Tulunid

 

a dynasty in Egypt from 868 to 905. The dynasty was founded by Ahmad ibn-Tulun (ruled 868–84), who had been sent by the Abbasids to serve as vicegerent in Egypt. Under the Tulunids, Egypt became virtually independent of the Abbasids, and in 878 it subjugated Syria. A certain reduction in the tax burden under the Tulunids fostered an upsurge in the economy. The city of al-Katai, near al-Fustat (Old Cairo), became the official residence of the dynasty. The Tulunids were defeated by the Karmathians in 903 and by the Abbasids in 905.

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The grand congregational mosque was intended as the focal point of ibn Tulun's capital, Al-Qata'i, which served as the centre of administration for the Tulunid dynasty.
The oldest mosque in Egypt, Ibn Tulun Mosque was completed in 879AD on Mount Yashkur in a settlement named Al-Qata'i by the founder of Egypt's Tulunid Dynasty (868-905AD), Ahmad Ibn Tulun.
Summary: CAIRO - The Mosque of Ibn Tulun is only remaining monument in the City of Qata'i', established in AD 870 as the capital of the Tulunid state in Egypt.
The Ancient Egyptian architecture and monuments dating back over three thousand years, and in Cairo examples of every period of Islamic architecture from the Tulunid to the Ottoman.
It is one of the only few monuments from Egypt's Tulunid dynasty.
It owed its success in part to the political support of the Tulunid dynasty in Egypt and to resistance to the imperial policies of the 'Abbasids.
And thus, the Tulunid dynasty was founded, and Ibn Tulun's descendants continued to rule over Egypt until 905 CE, when the Abassid Caliphate recaptured control of the country.
Rounding out the collection are significant number of blank, broken, and/or illegible objects, as well as a smaller number of items from the Umayyad (661-750) and 'Abbasid periods (750-868 and 905-935), and two from the Tulunid (868-905) and one from the Ayyubid (1171-1250) eras, respectively.
In particular, Egyptian-based Tulunid power extended--if only for a while--across Palestine and Syria to the borderlands facing Byzantium in southern Anatolia.
256-79/870-92) at the time of the latter's attempted passage to Egypt ( around 269/882-83) where he sought Tulunid protection from his brother, al-Muwaffaq.
Among his original findings is the significance of Maqrizi's biographical dictionary, al-Muqaffa (of which only fragments survive), as a source for reconstructing lists of participants in debates over succession crises of the Tulunid and Ikhsidid regimes (p.
Neglected as a province after the caliphal capital moved from Damascus to Baghdad in the eighth century, by the later ninth century central 'Abbasid authority was waning and Syria was contested between various Muslim rulers such as the Tulunids, Ikhshidids, and Hamdanids.