In 925 he served as the deputy of the governor of Tarsus and the borderlands with the Byzantine Empire in Cilicia, Thamal al-Dulafi during the latter's absence in a campaign against the Qarmatians in Iraq. Along with the court eunuch Muflih he supervised the prisoner exchange with the Byzantines at the Lamos River in September–October 925.
By 938, he served as the governor himself, and again supervised a prisoner exchange with the Byzantines, along with Ibn Warqa al-Shaybani. After 6,300 Muslims were exchanged for an equivalent number of Byzantines, the Byzantines still held 800 Muslim prisoners, who were ransomed over the next six months at the Podandos river.
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- Stern, S. M. (1960). "The Coins of Thamal and of Other Governors of Tarsus". pp. 217–225. Digital object identifier:10.2307/596170. http://www.jstor.org/stable/596170.
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