Nikudar sentence example
- His brother Nikudar (originally Nicolas) Ahmad Khan succeeded him in 1281.
- His persecution of the Christians led them into alliance with the Mongols, who detested Islam; the combined forces were too strong for Nikudar, who was murdered in 1284.
- The conversion of Nikudar put an end to this policy and Egypt was for some time free from Persian attack (see EGYPT: History).
- The conversion to Islam of Nikudar Abmad, the third of the Ilkhan rulers of Persia, and the consequent troubles in the western Mongol empire, let to a suspension of hostilities between Egypt and the Ilkhans (see PERSIA: History, B), though the latter did not cease to agitate in Europe for a renewal of the Crusades, with little result.