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a high official in certain Muslim countries, esp in the former Ottoman Empire. Viziers served in various capacities, such as that of provincial governor or chief minister to the sultan



title of ministers and highest dignitaries in many Islamic countries. In the Ottoman Empire the supreme or grand vizier (vezir-i-azam, sard-azam) headed the government (the Porte), issued orders (fermans) in the name of the sultan, and signed peace treaties. With the termination of the sultanate in Turkey (1922), this office was abolished.

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488/1095), which provide the chronological framework for Ibn cAbbad's reign as vizier.
5) Al-Tawbidi wrote Akhleig al-wazirayn with the intention to defame Ibn cAbbad when he was in Baghdad at the court of the Bflyid vizier Ibn Sa(dan sometime before the year 373/983, while Ibn cAbbal was still a major political figure.
User held the position of vizier for 20 years, also earning the titles of prince and mayor of the city.
A chapel of User was also found at Gebel el-Silsila, a mountain quarry site at Aswan, showing the importance of the post of vizier in ancient Egypt, especially during the 18th Dynasty.
Abu 'Ubaydallah was a competent and upright vizier and nothing could be found to impugn his character.
When al-Mahdi failed in this effort, he blamed his vizier and "undaunted by this failure and probably as a reaction against it, Mahdi embarked on a purgative campaign against the so-called zanadiqa.
Grand Vizier Halil Pasha, Yakup Pasha and Mehmet Pasha were the first to have their properties confiscated by the state.
515/1121), the former a kind of vizier to al-Hakim and the latter vizier to al-Amir.
In the meantime, the appointment of a new vizier in Baghdad reawakened Tawhidi's aspiration for literary and scholarly recognition, and also for a decent income.
Ishaq al-Tusi, better known as Nizam al-ME-lk, who, with his vast experience and wisdom, served as the vizier of Seljuk sultans, Alp Arslan and Malik Shah, in the late 11th century, which was filled with more complicated and chaotic events compared to our time.
38) The sweeping reforms of the Koprulu grand viziers at the end of the seventeenth century coincided with a fervent movement of religious purification that culminated in the heyday of the Kadizadelis under Vani Mehmed Efendi.
Among the Armenian leaders who rose to positions of power in different parts of the eastern Mediterranean in the aftermath of this crisis was Badr al-Jamali, who inaugurated a succession of Armenian viziers at the Fatimid court in the period from 1075 to 1163.