Sayf al-Din Muhammad

Sayf al-Din Muhammad
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Reign 1161-1163
Predecessor Ala al-Din Husayn
Successor Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad
Born Ghor
Died 1163
House Ghurid
Father Ala al-Din Husayn
Religion Sunni Islam

Sayf al-Din Muhammad (Persian: سیف الدین محمد) was the king of the Ghurid dynasty from 1161 to 1163. He was the son and successor of Ala al-Din Husayn.


After the accession of Sayf, he began persecution the Ismailis who were favored during the reign of his father. Sayf also freed the two sons of Baha al-Din Sam I, Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad and Mu'izz al-Din Muhammad.[1] With the aid of Ghiyath, Sayf later waged war against the Oghuz Turks. Sayf was betrayed and murdered during a battle in 1163 near Merv by a brother of the Ghurid general Warmesh ibn Shith, whom Sayf had executed. Sayf was then succeeded by Ghiyath.


  1. History of Civilizations of Central Asia, C.E. Bosworth, M.S. Asimov, p. 186.


Preceded by
Ala al-Din Husayn
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Succeeded by
Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad
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