Aq Sunqur al-Hajib

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Qasim ad-Dawla Abu Said Aq Sunqur al-Hajib (also Aksunkur el-Hacib or Aksungur al-Hajib) was the Seljuk governor of Aleppo under Sultan Malik Shah I. He probably enjoyed some independence from his lord and was from 1087 the de facto ruler of most of Syria. In 1094 Tutush I, the ruler of Damascus, accused Aq Sunqur of treason and had him beheaded.

Aq Sunqur al-Hajib was the father of Zengi, the founder of the Zengid dynasty.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Al Sharif Bin Al Habiby
Sultan of Aleppo
1086–1094
Succeeded by
Tutush I