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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that al-Muwaffaq was the effective ruler of the Abbasid Caliphate for twenty-one years, sidelining his brother, the Caliph al-Mu'tamid?


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unclear phrase[edit]

What exactly does "Soon, he replaced the weak Al-Mu'tamid largely by ousting the government." mean?

Bazuz (talk) 14:06, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Al-Muwaffaq/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Ed! (talk · contribs) 17:45, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Again here, it would be very helpful to include information on his brothers and family, since it becomes important later in the article.
  • "On his return to Samarra, Abu Ahmad was initially received with honour by the Caliph, but soon he was thrown into prison, along with another of his brothers, al-Mu'ayyad." -- why were they imprisoned?
  • "In return for the Turks' loyalty he practically abolished the other competing corps of the caliphal army" -- how did he do this? Reducing their size or strength?
  • "...but despite Ya'qub's death in 879..." -- cause of death?
  • Again, any info on his wives and children would be helpful here as well.
  • Duplicate links tool is returning a few results you'll want to look at.
  • Dab links tool shows no problems, and Checklinks tool is showing no errors in external links.
Great work, the writing and sourcing here is of a high quality and I'll gladly pass the GA once the above issues are resolved. —Ed!(talk) 18:37, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for yet another review, Ed. I've clarified points 2-4. On his family, I'll add a few details, but it may take a few days due to Christmas. Constantine 09:36, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
I've re-checked Tabari and other sources, but no other children of al-Muwaffaq are mentioned, apart from al-Mu'tadid. Given that al-Mu'tadid himself was born to a slave concubine, he was probably unmarried (though I have not found a direct statement to that effect) and he certainly had no other sons. Constantine 11:03, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
OK. In that case I think you've done all you could. Passing the GA now. Good work. —Ed!(talk) 17:17, 28 December 2012 (UTC)