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Ismail Samani
اسماعیل سامانی
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Statue of Isma'il in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Amir of the Samanid Empire
Reign August 892 – 24 November 907
Predecessor Nasr I
Successor Ahmad Samani
Born May 849
Farghana
Died 24 November 907
Bukhara
Burial Samanid Mausoleum, Bukhara
Issue Ahmad Samani
Dynasty Samanids
Father Ahmad ibn Asad
Religion Sunni Islam

Abū Ibrāhīm Ismā'īl ibn Aḥmad (Persian: ابو ابراهیم اسماعیل بن احمد سامانی; May 849 – 24 November 907), better known simply as Ismail Samani (اسماعیل سامانی), and also known as Isma'il ibn Ahmad (اسماعیل بن احمد), was the Samanid amir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan (900–907). His reign saw the emergence of the Samanids as a powerful force. He was the son of Ahmad ibn Asad and a descendant of Saman Khuda, the eponymous ancestor of the Samanid dynasty who renounced Zoroastrianism and embraced Islam.

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