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Burhan Family


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Abbasid-era family of ulama from Bukhara who served as local governors. Collaborated with successive nomadic regimes, which conquered eastern Iran and Transoxiana. Represented a break from the past tradition of ulama resisting involvement in politics. Demonstrated the breakdown of power of the Abbasid caliphate.

Subjects: Islam.


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