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Abu Al-‘Ala’ Fahd Ibn Ibrahim

ABU AL-‘ALA’ FAHD IBN IBRAHIM Abu al-‘Ala’ Fahd ibn Ibrahim first acted as Coptic secretary to Barjawan, tutor of the young caliph al-HAKIM. Barjawan at that time was at the zenith of his power (in A.H. 387/A.D. 997). Fahd was given the honorary title of al-ra‘is (president). His office itself enabled him to have close …

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