Abu Ali ibn Muhammad

Abu Ali ibn Muhammad
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Reign 1011-1035
Predecessor Muhammad ibn Suri
Successor Abbas ibn Shith
Born Ghor
Died 1035
House Ghurid
Father Muhammad ibn Suri
Religion Sunni Islam

Abu Ali ibn Muhammad (Persian: ابو علی بن محمد) was the king of the Ghurid dynasty. He succeeded his father Muhammad ibn Suri in 1011, after the latter was deposed by Mahmud of Ghazni, who then sent teachers to teach about Islam in Ghor. Abu Ali was one of those who converted to Islam during that period. After his conversion to Islam from Buddhism,[1] he began constructing mosques and madrassas. In ca. 1035, Abu Ali was overthrown by his nephew Abbas ibn Shith.[2]


  1. Medieval India Part 1 Satish Chandra Page 22
  2. History of Civilizations of Central Asia, C.E. Bosworth, M.S. Asimov, p. 185.


Preceded by
Muhammad ibn Suri
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Succeeded by
Abbas ibn Shith
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