Talk:Al-Mustansir Billah

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this page does not line up with the link on al mus'tasim, caliph of baghdad

This entry apparently draws heavily on at least one written source, but no citations are given. Can anyone find and credit the sources used? --Dgilman 23:17, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

The dates of birth and death are controversial. The real date of birth is on 16th Ramzaan 420 A.H./1076 A.D. The date of death is 18th Zilhajj 487 A.H./28th December 1094 A.D. These dates are taken from a manuscript. --Z bhaisaheb (talk) 09:07, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Given that this is specifically part of a series on Ismailism, the article should mention the succession dispute over the sons of Mustansir billah, which led to some Ismailis becoming followers of his grandson Nizar (the beginning of the Alamut period of Nizari Ismailism, today the largest sect in Ismailism), others following his uncle Musta'li and another section still believing the Imamate ended at that time - this group of believers became the Druze. Thus Mustansir billah's imamate was a pivotal time in Ismaili history, and the article would be improved by focus or at least mention of this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Christian Hyde (talkcontribs) 05:24, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

hijra dates[edit]

could someone remove the hijra dates?They're no help to anyone who is only aquainted with the gregorian calendar.