'Abd al-Ahad Khan

Said Abd al-Ahad Khan (26 March 1859 in Karmana – 3 January 1911) was the 7th emir of the Manghit dynasty, the last ruling dynasty of the Emirate of Bukhara, which at the time was a part of the Russian Empire. He ascended to the title aged 26 upon the death of his father, Muzaffaruddin Bahadur Kkan, on 12 November 1885.

Said 'Abd al-Ahad Khan
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Emir of Bukhara
Reign12 November 1885 - 3 January 1911
PredecessorMuzaffar al-Din bin Nasr-Allah
SuccessorMohammed Alim Khan
Born26 March 1859
Karmana, Emirate of Bukhara (Present day Uzbekistan)
Died3 January 1911
HouseManghud Dynasty

He married and had one son, Sayyid Mir Muhammad Alim Khan, who succeeded him after his death.

'Abd al-Ahad was educated at a Russian military school, and obtained the rank of adjutant-general in the Russian army. He brought more Russian influence into Bukharan life. He made attempts at reforms, but was frustrated by conservatives and in his later years took to drinking.[1]


  1. ^ The Personal History of a Bukharan Intellectual: The Diary of Muhammad Sharif-i Sadr-i Ziya. Brill. 2003. ISBN 9004131612.

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