Zayn ad-Din...al-Wardi

From MedNub
Jump to: navigation, search

[pp. 504-505]

ZAYN AD-DĪN ... AL-WARDĪ

(d. 1348 A.D.)

Abū Hafs Zayn ad-dīn 'Umar ... al-Wardī, a Syrian polygraph, vice-qāḍī of Alep.

Tatimmat al-mukhtaṣar fī akhbār al-bashar (A Continuation of Abū-l-fidā’s "Mukhtaṣar" down to 1341 A.D.)

Ed.: Cairo, 1868 A.D., 2 vols; Istanbul 1869 A.D.

T.: Cairo ed. A: 0


In the year 568 H. [1172 A.D.] Shams ed-Dawla [Tūrānshāh] b. Ayūb, marched from Egypt (Miṣr) to Nubia to occupy it, but was not satisfied with it, so he took spoils and went back. (Cairo II, p. 81).

[Year 569 H./1173 A.D.], Saladin wanted to occupy a kingdom beyond Egypt, so that if Nuraddīn waged war against them [Saladin’s family] and defeated them, they might seek refuge in that kingdom [etc. as in Abū-l-fidā, q.v.].

In this same year, in the month of Ramadān, Saladin crucified a number (jamā’a) of people who had conspired to overthrow him and restore the Alide dynasty, (ibid. II, p. 82).

In this year [570 H./1174 A.D.] a huge number of people rallied around a man from the Ṣa'īd, whose name was Kanz. He declared his revolt against Saladin, who [p. 505] sent an army against him. They fought and Kanz was killed together with many of his men: the remainder were routed. (ibid. II, p. 83).

In this year [704 H./1304 A.D.] arrived at Miṣr the Lord of Dongola (Ṣāḥib Dunqula) Ayāy, the Black, (al-aswad), with a great gift (hadiyya) consisting of slaves, dromedaries, cattle, leopards (numūr), vitriol (shibb) and emery stone (sabādhij). He asked for help from the Sultan. The Sultan sent him an army under the command of Taqṣūbā, the nā'īb of Qōs. (ibid. II, p. 253).