Amir Suri

Amir Suri
Malik of the Ghurid dynasty
Reign 9th-century–10th-century
Predecessor Unknown
Successor Muhammad ibn Suri
Born Ghur
Died 10th-century
House Ghurid
Religion Buddhism[1]

Amir Suri (Persian: امیر سوری), was the king of the Ghurid dynasty from the 9th-century to the 10th-century. He was a descendant of the Ghurid king Amir Banji, whose rule was legitimized by the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. Amir Suri is known to have fought the Saffarid ruler Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, who managed to conquer much of Khurasan except Ghur.[2] Amir Suri was later succeeded by his son Muhammad ibn Suri. Although Amir Suri bore an Arabic title and his son had an Islamic name, they were both Buddhists[1] and were considered pagans by the surrounding Muslim people, and it was only during the reign of Muhammad's son Abu Ali ibn Muhammad that the Ghurid dynasty became an Islamic dynasty.


  1. 1 2 Medieval India Part 1 Satish Chandra Page 22
  2. History of Civilizations of Central Asia, C.E. Bosworth, M.S. Asimov, p. 184.


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