Memoirs of a Mission: The Ismaili Scholar, Statesman and by Naysaburi Verena Klemm

By Naysaburi Verena Klemm

Al-Mu'ayyad fi'l-DÌn al-ShÌrzÌ (d. 470/1087) used to be an exceptional, multi-talented Fatimid pupil of Persian foundation. He excelled as a missionary-agent, statesman, poet, preacher and theologian. according to his autobiography, this paintings presents an perception into the outstanding lifestyles and achievements of al-Mu'ayyad via very important levels of his profession, describing his bold try to win over the Buyids of western Iran to the Fatimid reason, his risky flight to Cairo and eventually his day trip to Syria and Iraq to accumulate an alliance of neighborhood rulers opposed to the invading Saljuk Turks.

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The centre of the international activities of the da™wa in ™Abd Allåh’s splendid and castle-like residence stayed completely under cover. ™Abd Allåh must have died soon after the middle of the 3rd/ 9th century. His two sons carried on his secret activities in Salamiyya. One of them became the central leader of the da™wa. The situation remained unchanged for a further generation. The next central leader of the da™wa Sa™íd b. al-Óusayn, born in 260/874, was to become the founder of the Fatimid caliphate in North Africa in 297/909, under the name of ™Abd Allåh alMahdí.

Ibn al-Muslima then leaves Shíråz. Al-Mu¢ayyad is constantly in fear for his life as neither the traitor nor the Sunni mob refrain from their attacks against him. The dream of a courtier (Síra, 66–67) A courtier in Abï Kålíjår’s palace has a dream in which the Shi™i Imam ™Alí b. Abí ®ålib appears at the place of worship (mu˚allå) in Shíråz, with the threat of annihilating anybody 40 memoirs of a mission harming al-Mu¢ayyad. The ruler is angry because he believes that the då™í himself was the originator of this story.

The letter also accuses the Bïyid authorities in Shíråz of breaking binding treaties and of disregarding its ‘contract of belief’ (™uhdat al-ímån), its promise to accept the religious sovereignty of the Sunni caliph. The caliph’s envoy Ibn al-Muslima finally arrives in Shíråz. He is welcomed by Abï Kålíjår with a chosen entourage of Turks, but not a single Daylamí. Ibn al-Muslima then sends a messenger to al-Mu¢ayyad. He flatters the Ismaili då™í for his virtue and learning, and proposes to him that if he terminated his loyalty to his master in Egypt, he could once again resume his work at the Bïyid court.

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